Stewart charged with molesting 3-year-old child

A Crawfordsville man was formally charged with Class A felony child molesting on Wednesday in Montgomery Circuit Court.

Christopher Stewart, 30, is alleged to have had sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl on June 13, court documents said. A preliminary not guilty plea was entered by the court on Stewart’s behalf.

The alleged victim’s mother, Angel Brown, waited outside the courtroom Wednesday as Stewart was brought in by the bailiff. When Stewart appeared, she began snapping pictures with a digital camera. “People need to know what he looks like,” she said. “I’m going to make flyers and post them all over Montgomery County.”

Stewart objected to Brown taking his picture.

“You ruined my little girl,” Brown called after Stewart as he entered the courtroom. Brown alleges Stewart molested her daughter in a garage behind her home.

“He was our neighbor for a year,” she said.

Brown said her daughter, who is now in counseling, still mimics the sex acts Stewart is accused of performing on the girl.
Stewart told Judge Thomas Milligan that he had been working when he was arrested, but had lost his job. Stewart said he had no other sources of income and requested a public defender. Christopher Redmaster was assigned to the case.

Stewart’s preliminary plea will stand for 20 days, Milligan said. An order for discovery in the case was entered, and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 7, 2008. Stewart was arrested on the molesting charge on Oct. 29. He was lodged in the Montgomery County Jail, where he remains in lieu of a $50,000 surety or $10,000 cash bond. Milligan reminded Stewart that in the event he was able to bond out, a no-contact order for his alleged victim was in force.

Jamie Barrand
Published in: on November 15, 2007 at 7:49 am  Leave a Comment  

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