Man charged with child seduction

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Coatesville man had an initial hearing Monday, where he was charged with three counts of Class D felony child seduction.

A warrant for the arrest of Roy K. Buchanan, 68, was issued Thursday, court documents said. Buchanan appeared in Putnam County Circuit Court Monday, and bond was set at $10,000 with 10 percent allowed. Buchanan posted a $1,000 bond and was released from jail shortly after being booked in.

A pre-trial conference has been set for Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.

According to an affidavit of probable cause prepared by Indiana State Police Detective Deanna Jones, Jones was contacted on July 14 about a teenage female who had told a counselor of a camp she was attending that she had been raped on more than one occasion. The minor identified Buchanan as her molester, court documents said.

Court documents said the alleged victim told authorities Buchanan "did not use physical force, but that he used mental control over her." The victim said in interviews that the alleged molestation began "all of a sudden one day," and that it began with touching, kissing and tickling before sexual contact began.

The victim alleged that Buchanan raped her about 10 times, beginning in October 2007. She told authorities that she protested every time, and that Buchanan made her feel "scared to death."

According to court documents, Buchanan admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim, but "felt that the relationship was consensual." He denied using physical or mental force against the victim.

If convicted on all charges, Buchanan could face up to three years in prison.

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  • Posted a $1,000.00 bond huh?

    -- Posted by whodouthinkur on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 2:34 PM
  • I don't agree with this bond either. Such a horrible thing to do and you give him a 10%. Do we need to think about this? This is life changing for this little girl. Come on Judge make it harder on him.

    -- Posted by chicagogirl on Wed, Sep 3, 2008, at 8:51 AM
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