Molestation suspect appointed public defender

A Hope man facing child molestation charges was appointed a public defender on Wednesday. Our news-gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge James Worton entered a “not guilty” plea for 72-year-old Larry L. Scott during an initial hearing.

Worton appointed public defender Benjamin Loheide to represent Scott. However, the newspaper says that Scott intends to eventually hire his own attorney.

Scott was arrested by Indiana State Police on July 22 after investigating a child molesting complaint against him at Ceraland.

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