DEKALB COUNTY, Mo – A child molestation case out of Dekalb County formally originated yesterday in court documents.

Allegations against Hernan Balbin, 76, include five felonies for child molestation, statutory sodomy, and enticement, from December 2018. Probable Cause Statements indicate Balbin was previously involved in a Colorado sexual assault investigation in 2005 and failed to register as a sex offender with the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office after moving to the area in December 2018.

Balbin was arraigned on Monday, August 12th. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing August 21st.