Judge Volden approves bond reduction for Jason Brown PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 February 2010 10:56

Brown’s bond reduced to $50,000, he faces three counts of indecent liberties with a child

By ROBERT PIERCE

• Daily Leader

A former South Middle School teacher and athletic coach recently arrested on three counts of indecent liberties with a child had his bond reduced Monday in a Seward County court.

Originally set at $150,000, Judge Rosanna Volden ruled in favor of a motion made by Clint Floyd, the attorney for Jason Scott Brown, 26, to reduce the bond to $50,000.

Assistant district attorney Melissa Johnson said the prosecution wanted a stipulation to the reduction to not allow Brown any unsupervised contact with any persons under the age of 18. Volden added the stipulation to the agreement.

When arguing his client’s case, Floyd said Brown has no previous criminal history, and he is willing to follow any conditions set forth by the court. He said the $50,000 figure was based on the former educator’s financial liability.

Brown was arrested Jan. 18 following his resignation from the USD No. 480 School District on Jan. 14. That came following two alleged incidents of “lewd and fondling or touching of a child” less than 14 years old in October and November of 2009 and another alleged incident in December with the same child, who had turned 14 by that time.

Brown had bonded out of jail prior to 9:40 a.m. today. He has a preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 24 at the Seward County Courthouse.

 

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