Accused Child Molester Remains Jailed on $35,000 Bond

  A 25-year-old Knox man who is accused of trying to molest a preschooler in February of 2013 remains jailed on a $35,000 surety bond. Magistrate Jeanene Calabrese denied a request to lower Luther Nies’ bond or release him on his own recognizance during his initial appearance in Starke Circuit Court this morning.

He’s charged with felony attempted child seduction and child solicitation. Nies entered not guilty pleas to both offenses and advised his father is in the process of hiring an attorney to represent him. Knox Police arrested him without incident Wednesday on a warrant.