DEKALB COUNTY, Mo. – An elderly sex offender from Colorado was in court in Dekalb County Wednesday, accused of molesting a child in Missouri.
Hernan Balbin, 76, had a conviction for sexual assault in Colorado when he moved to Dekalb County in 2018. After failing to register as a sex offender in Missouri, Balbin was accused of molesting a minor in December of 2018. Balbin is charged with two counts each of felony child molestation, attempted statutory sodomy and a single count of attempted enticement of a child.
After bond was denied at the hearing Wednesday afternoon, a setting preliminary hearing was scheduled for September 3, 2019.