Posted: 10:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014

$50,000 bond for man facing unlawful sexual conduct charges

By Allison Wichie

Staff Writer

SPRINGFIELD —

Randy Baugh, 41, of Springfield, pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning on charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and gross sexual imposition.

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Baugh on Thursday night around 8 p.m for allegedly inappropriately touching a teenage family member while he was visiting the boy’s German Twp. home on March 8, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Baugh and the 13-year-old victim were alone in the boy’s bedroom when Baugh asked the teen to engage in sexual activity. When the victim refused, Baugh inappropriately touched the boy’s body and told him not to tell anyone of the incident or “they would both get into a lot of trouble,” according to a report from the Clark County Sheriff’s office.

A few days after the incident took place, the victim alerted his mother of what Baugh had done and she called Children’s Services and the Clark County Sheriff’s office.

On Wednesday evening, the sheriff’s office went to the victim’s home to investigate the allegations. At this time, detectives called Baugh from the victim’s home, with the teenage boy addressing Baugh on the telephone and asking him questions about the incident that occurred on March 8.

During the phone conversation, Baugh told the victim on the phone, with sheriff’s detectives listening, that he “liked” engaging in the sexual activity with the boy, and the pair set a date to see one another again, according to the sheriff’s office report.

On Thursday night, sheriff’s deputies and detectives set up an interview with Baugh at the sheriff’s office. During the interview, Baugh admitted to the events that happened on March 8. He was arrested and charged with one count of gross sexual imposition and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Baugh is currently being held in the Clark County Jail on $50,000 bond.

 
 

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