Accused molester has initial hearing
Alleged child molester Terrell Britton went before Judge Matt Headley Monday afternoon for his initial hearing.
Headley called Britton to the defendant's chair just before 3 p.m. and read through the 14 charges -- six of which were Class A felonies -- making sure Britton understood.
Britton pled not guilty to all charges.
Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter pursued a $100,000 cash bond due to the severity of the allegations. When Headley approved of the bond terms, he pointed out to Britton that Bookwalter was fair in requesting this due to each Class A Felony generally being $50,000 and he had six.
The court appointed public defender James Recker for Britton.
Britton was also told that should he post bond, he was not to have any contact with his four alleged victims, whose initials were read due to their being minors.
Britton's pre-trial date was set for July 31 at 8 a.m.
Britton faces six Class A felonies, six Class D felonies and two Class A misdemeanors for his alleged involvement in sexual misconduct with four minors.
The two misdemeanor counts are for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
The remaining 12 counts are all various sexual misconduct charges.
For each Class A felony, Britton faces a maximum of 50 years and the Class B felonies carry a maximum of 20 years according to Indiana State Law. Both Class A and B felonies also carry a maximum $10,000 fine.
Britton's initial hearing was originally scheduled for Thursday, but he had a seizure on the courthouse steps on the way to it.
Britton told Judge Headley that he has a prior criminal record in Florida. However, the terms of this criminal history were not discussed in the proceedings.
He also informed the court of his seizure condition when asked if he has any medical conditions.