Couple’s plea date set for Nov. 19 in Tallassee sex abuse case

Published 5:40pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Tallassee couple who is charged with up to 116 total counts of sexual abuse spanning more than a decade did not appear before Circuit Court Judge Ben Fuller for their arraignment Monday.

Steven Conrad Jr., 33, faces 109 counts of sexual abuse, sodomy and rape of children ranging from 3 months old to 12 years of age.

Some of Conrad’s victims are believed to be children of his own.

Conrad is being held in the Elmore County Jail on a $5.4 million bond.

His next plea hearing is set for Nov. 19.

Tallassee Police Chief Jimmy Rodgers said Conrad confessed to the crimes.

Also charged is Conrad’s wife, Brandy Jean Conrad, who is facing four counts of sodomy and three counts of sexual abuse.

Deputy Assistant District Attorney C.J. Robinson said the wife is being charged because she allegedly knew of her husband’s abuse toward the children and didn’t report it.

Brandy Jean Conrad’s next plea date is also set for Nov. 19.

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