A 22 12 months-old Missoula guy was billed with felony sexual abuse of a minor in Missoula Justice Court on Friday after he allegedly responded to a fictitious social media profile of a 12 yr-old woman.
Deputy County Lawyer Carrie Garber stated to Choose Alex Beal why she was requesting $100,000 bail for Justin Ayers.
“The state of Montana is requesting $100,000 bond,” stated Garber. “The purpose for that, Your Honor, is based upon the very particular facts of this scenario, and the very profane and express sexual action that the defendant used in Instagram messages which have been retained and acquired by the condition for applications of prosecution to have intercourse with a 12 year previous little one.”
Garber continued to emphasize the intent of the defendant to meet the young girl.
“The defendant was evidently knowledgeable of that,” she said. “The Instagram messages obviously indicate that he questioned her which middle college do you go to? All of this is in evidence and the recommendations are just totally outrageous, Your Honor.”
Garber also questioned that the defendant have certainly no access to social media, where by the speak to originated.
“We’re likely to ask that the defendant be purchased to not have any call with any minors, and that he not be allowed to use any social media, which would contain any courting sites or any other social media apps or plans like Fb, Instagram, Snapchat, and so forth,” she stated. “It almost certainly may possibly be simplest to basically to chorus from all use of digital units for a period of time.”
Decide Beal took into account the actuality that no actual get hold of with a 12 year-aged little one occurred, and alternatively of the $100,000 bond requested, he set bond at $25,000.
“Given the opportunity jail time that’s out there, I consider there is a sizeable flight chance associated, and so some ‘skin in the game’ is necessary,” explained Choose Beal. “Bond is established in the amount of money of $25,000, and if you are equipped to submit that you can be introduced to the folks at pre-trial (supervision), and that is produced only to the folks that pre-trial, and they will have to come and get you.”
Ayers will be arraigned in Missoula District Court on a cost of felony sexual abuse of a minor, which carries a highest penalty of everyday living or 100 years in the Montana Condition Prison and a $10,000 high-quality.
Ayers was remanded again to the Missoula County Jail.