Sex abuse case sent to grand juryPublished 12:52pm Saturday, December 14, 2013
The case involving the alleged sexual abuse of four children ranging in age from 12 to 15 months old has been bound over to a grand jury per the decision of District Judge Glenn Goggans.
Stephen Conrad Jr. of Tallassee may remain behind bars leading up to his next court appearance since Goggans did not rule in favor of lowering Conrad’s bond, which is $410,000.
Goggans ruled Thursday to have the case bound over to an Elmore County grand jury.
Conrad is facing six charges ranging from rape to sexual abuse of four children over an extended period of time.
Conrad earlier faced up to 105 counts of sex abuse, rape and sodomy, but most of those charges had to be withdrawn by the district attorney’s office after it was discovered the lead investigator and former Tallassee assistant police chief Chris Miles may have physically coerced a confession from Conrad and tainted evidence.
The case was taken out of the hands of the Tallassee Police Department. It is now in the hands of the ABI.
The case is expected to go before an Elmore County grand jury next month.