GREENCASTLE -- The attorney representing a Coatesville man accused of child molesting has requested a bond reduction for his client.
Robbie G. Stanton, 34, is charged with Class C felony child molesting. He was arrested on Aug. 5 and at his initial hearing two days later, he pled not guilty. Putnam County Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges set Stanton's bond at $25,000 cash only.
Stanton and his attorney, Darrell Felling, will be in court Sept. 9 for a bond reduction hearing.
Stanton was apprehended at the culmination of an investigation headed up by Putnam County Sheriff's Department Detective Michael Biggs. He is accused of fondling an 11-year-old girl on more than one occasion.
According to court documents, Stanton admitted himself to a mental health facility shortly before his arrest, and during his intake interview admitted that he had anger management issues and had molested the alleged victim.
Court records also said Stanton has been diagnosed with "additional, underlying mental issues" and had been given prescription drugs.
A narrative prepared by Biggs said Stanton also admitted the molestation to Biggs, but that Stanton said he was drunk when the incidents occurred and that "he just couldn't remember what he had done."
Stanton's next court date, a pretrial conference, is set for Oct. 5.
Class C felonies are punishable by up to eight years in prison.
Stanton has no major criminal history.