Bond reduction motion denied for Carrollton man accused of child-sex crimes, hearing scheduled for October

| September 12, 2017
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CARROLL COUNTY, Mo. — A resident of Carrollton who is charged with 19 total felonies over an alleged sexual relationship with a minor that spanned more than a decade appeared for a hearing in a Carroll County courtroom Monday.

Louis Jefferson, Photo courtesy VINELink

Louis L. Jefferson, 52, is charged with nearly 20 felony counts, including 9 counts of endangering the welfare of a child by sexual conduct, four counts of child molestation and four additional counts of statutory sodomy.

Jefferson appeared with public defender counsel who requested bond to be reduced from $75,000 cash with no surety allowed to $5,000. That request was denied by Judge Kevin Walden.

The court also denied a request from Jefferson’ counsel for release on medical furlough to the medical provider of his choice. He remains in the custody of the Ray County Jail.

Jefferson will appear again for a hearing on Thursday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. in a Carroll County courtroom, Judge David Miller presiding.

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