GREENCASTLE -- Despite a reduction in his bond, a Coatesville man accused of child molesting remained in the Putnam County Jail Thursday night.
On Thursday, Putnam County Superior Court Judge Charles Bridges modified the bond for Robbie G. Stanton, 34, from $25,000 cash only to $20,000 with 10 percent allowed or $15,000 surety. A hearing on the motion for bond reduction was held Wednesday, and Bridges took the matter under advisement at that time.
Stanton is charged with Class C felony child molesting. He was arrested on Aug. 5 at the conclusion of an investigation conducted by Putnam County Sheriff's Department Detective Michael Biggs. According to court documents, Stanton fondled an 11-year-old girl several times.
If he is convicted on the charge, Stanton could receive a maximum prison sentence of eight years.
A narrative on the case said Stanton voluntarily checked himself in to a mental health facility just prior to his arrest, and that he had admitted to facility personnel during his intake interview that he had a problem with anger management and that he had molested the alleged victim.
Court records indicated that Stanton had been diagnosed with "underlying mental issues," and that doctors had prescribed medication for him.
Stanton also told hospital personnel that he was drunk when he molested the victim, court documents said.
At his initial hearing on Aug. 7, Stanton pled not guilty.
Stanton is being represented by Greencastle attorney Darrell Felling.
Stanton, who has no major criminal history, is set to be in court Oct. 5 for a pretrial conference.