Bond reduction denied in statutory rape case

By David Knopf/Richmond News

When a defendant charged with statutory rape returns to court next week, discussion may or not resume on a request to reduce bond.

For now, however, 41-year-old Larry Todd Brown remains in jail on a $200,000 cash-only bond. He returns to court March 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Earlier this month, Public Defender Jane Dunn made an oral motion requesting that Judge David Miller reduce the bond to $10,000, with a 10-percent surety payment allowed.

Prosecutor Danielle Rogers strenuously objected, saying the seriousness of the allegations against Brown was reason to keep him in jail and away from the victim, who was under 14 at the time.

“The state would oppose any bond reduction because these are serious allegations,” said Rogers, who further argued that if Brown were free there was also the potential for victim and witness tampering,


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