Bond conditions modified in Purdy case

Bond conditions for a Hoyt resident accused of sexual crimes involving a 3-year-old girl have been modified to prohibit him from being alone with any minor children, it was noted on Wednesday in Jackson County District Court.

Judge Norbert Marek reviewed an emergency motion filed by Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller to prevent Theodore J. Purdy, 27, from having contact with any minor children at any time after learning that Purdy in February had married a woman with two minor children, including an 11-year-old boy that he had been picking up from school on occasion.

In response, and following Holton defense attorney Jason Belveal’s contention that Purdy has been free on bond for more than a year and had not violated conditions of the bond during that time, Marek ordered Purdy “not to be alone with any child in his home,” whether it is the 11-year-old son or the “third-grade” daughter of Purdy’s wife.

Purdy is scheduled to stand trial starting Tuesday, May 15 on charges of rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child that stem from an alleged incident that reportedly occurred in the late summer or early fall of 2016. He remains free on bond.

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