$100,000 bond set for man charged with child sexual abuse 7 years ago

A Franklin man was arraigned today on rape and gross sexual imposition charges involving a 4-year-old boy more than seven years ago.

Jerry Hurst, 58, was arrested on Tuesday on the charges issued on Nov. 9 by a Warren County grand jury.

Hurst was arraigned Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court via a video link with the county jail.

Magistrate Andew Hasselbach set bond at $100,000.

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Hurst, who is on probation for aggravated drug trafficking, was arrested on Tuesday in the probation department at the courthouse in Warren County, according to jail records.

Hurst is accused of engaging in sexual conduct and contact with a minor less than 10 years old between January 2010 and July 2011, according to a list issued after his indictment.

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Hasselbach also appointed a lawyer for Hurst, who prosecutors said has failed to appear for court dates in the past and had “multiple criminal contacts out of state.”

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