Possible plea agreement scheduled in Marion County child sex case

MARION COUNTY — A possible plea agreement is scheduled for Monday in Marion County Court on a case charging a 27-year-old Central City man with sexual assault of a young girl.

Johnathon W. Stinde is facing two Class X felonies of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13.

Stinde was arrested in April by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies after Central City Grade School filed an abuse complaint with the Department of Children and Family Services. The complaint resulted in an investigation and Stinde’s ultimate arrest.

He has been advised that if he posts bond and is released, he’s to have no contact with the alleged minor victim or anyone under the age of 18.

Stinde has remained in custody since his April arrest with bail set at $100,000.