Man accused of abducting girl with autism loses bond request
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A judge has refused a southwestern Missouri man's request for a lower bond on charges that he kidnapped a 13-year-old girl with autism last December.
KOLR-TV reports a Greene County judge on Wednesday let stand 59-year-old Harrold Brooks' $500,000 bond. Brooks' attorney also unsuccessfully asked a judge to bar media from the courtroom for the Springfield man's hearing.
Brooks is charged with kidnapping and attempted enticement of a child.
Court documents allege that Brooks took the teenager to his house, where the girl says she watched a movie and ate. The girl later told police that Brooks removed her clothes, washed them and tried to kiss her.
Authorities allege that the next morning, Brooks left her at a bus stop.
Brooks' next court appearance is scheduled for June 21.