Bond reduction hearing set for Stanton

Friday, September 4, 2009

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.

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  • Where's his pic? This is a joke, pills sure as heck won't stop him from doing this again. He needs punishment! Not treatment!

    -- Posted by Redsonia on Fri, Sep 4, 2009, at 8:28 AM
  • This moron admitted to Detective Biggs that he did this crime. I know of 1 time he was not drunk!!!!!!! Get a grip people. He didn't seek help until after he was caught. A child molester is a child molester.

    -- Posted by Canyouread on Fri, Sep 4, 2009, at 5:13 PM
  • This man admitted to what he has done! Anyone with common sense and access to the news knows that these people need a regimen of treatment. There is no miracle pill that will stop this behaviour.

    Look at all of the repeat offenders, who have had 'treatment', and still carry out this kind of crime.

    This takes away the innocense of children. They know too much before they ever reach puberty, and it definitely has bearing on their relationships in the future.

    I am a mother and grandmother. These people really are dangerous to have on the street. They should be nowhere near young girls.

    Stanton did not feel guilt, and did not feel the need for treatment until after he was caught. This is not showing remorse. This is trying to get decent people to feel sorry for him so that he doesn't have to pay the price for his actions.

    Don't we have enough people hurting children in this country? When are we going to put harsh enough punishments into practice to stop this?



    -- Posted by whychildren on Fri, Sep 4, 2009, at 5:39 PM
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