Sentencing for a man accused of several felonies connected to an alleged child molesting report has been continued.
William R. Honey, 31, of Fillmore was slated to be sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court on July 9, but that date has been pushed back to July 23 at the request of Honey's court-appointed attorney Melinda Jackman-Hanlin.
Honey is charged with one count of Class A felony child molesting, two counts of Class C felony child molesting and a count of Class D felony neglect of a dependent. Under the terms of a plea agreement presented to the court, Honey would plead guilty to the Class D felony, and all the other charges would be dropped. That plea agreement has been taken under advisement by Judge Matthew Headley.
Should Headley accept the plea agreement, Honey could be sentenced to a maximum prison term of three years. If he is convicted on all the charges, he could be sentenced to more than 70 years.
Honey, who was arrested on Feb. 25, 2008, pled not guilty to all charges at his initial hearing and was released from jail after he posted 10 percent of a $20,000 bond plus $20,000 surety.
Court documents said Honey inappropriately touched a child on several occasions between the spring of 2003 and February 2008.