SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – An accused child molestor will appear with his newly appointed attorney in Saline County this morning.

Monoleto O. Morand, 43, of Marshall is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond for two felony counts of Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy in the first degree, involving a victim less than 12 years old. The victim reported several occasions of inappropriate contact by Morand in 2017.

The counsel status hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Associate Circuit Court.