Steven Anderson arraigned

Clark County man accused of raping 2 boys

Steven Anderson, 61, of New Carlisle, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with two counts of rape, gross sexual imposition and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Court records indicate one of his accusers was younger than 13.

Anderson has pleaded not guilty.

Anderson stood facing forward Monday as the charges were read to him by Clark County Municipal Court Judge Denise Moody. He dropped his head once Moody read the sexual conduct with a minor charge aloud.

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Moody said during the hearing that Anderson does not qualify for a court-appointed attorney, meaning he will have to hire his own legal counsel.

Moody set Anderson’s bond at $100,000 and ordered him to have no contact with his accusers if he is able to make bail.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct following information that was disclosed during a forensic interview with the boys, according to an affidavit filed with the charges. During the interview, the boys told authorities that Anderson assaulted them many times.

The boys told authorities that Anderson performed multiple sex acts on and with them and showed them pornography.

“These incidents occurred multiple times inside the defendant’s residence in New Carlisle,” the affidavit says.

On July 19, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s home where evidence of the assaults was located, according to the affidavit. Exactly what was collected by Clark County deputies wasn’t disclosed in the court documents.

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“Steven Anderson agreed to speak with detectives and was transported to Clark County Sheriff’s Office for an interview,” the affidavit says. “He was advised of his legal rights and stated he understood them.” Anderson admitted to detectives according to the affidavit that he engaged in sex acts with the boys.

Anderson also admitted that one of the victims performed a sex act on him, according to the affidavit.

“He admitted these acts occurred multiple times with (one victim) over the course of two years and with (the other victim) over a period of six months,” according to the affidavit.

The sheriff’s office collected DNA and a thumbprint was obtained as required by law, according to the affidavit, and Anderson was booked into the Clark County Jail.

He remained in custody as of Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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