2 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy
James Inlow, 56, now faces five counts
A Palmyra man, initially charged last November with child abuse, will have a preliminary hearing next month on five new charges.
Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton announced the new charges Wednesday against 56 year old James Inlow. He now faces three counts of 1st Degree child molestation and two counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under 15. Inlow has already been arraigned on the new charges, which allegedly happened between 2011 and 2013, and will have a preliminary hearing March 14th. Inlow had initially faced one count of Child Molestation, based on an alleged incident last summer, but in a statement, Clayton said that case had to be dismissed because, "The victim in the previous case suffered severe mental and emotional trauma as a result of the defendant’s actions. She was unable to testify in court, but I’m confident that the outcome in the newer case will different.”
Inlow's in the Marion County Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond. If convicted on all counts, he could get a maximum of 53 years in prison.