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Attorney for Carbon Hill Mayor Requests Lower Bond
CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) -- An attorney representing a northwest Alabama mayor accused of groping jail inmates has requested a bail reduction for his client.
Attorney Ken Guin has filed a motion seeking to lower bond for 61-year-old Carbon Hill Mayor James "Pee Wee" Richardson from $250,000 to $25,000. AL.com reports a bond reduction hearing is set for Friday afternoon in front of Walker County Circuit Judge Doug Farris.
Richardson was arrested Sept. 19 on 11 charges including sexual abuse, harassment and soliciting a prostitute. In an indictment, authorities say Richardson harassed four victims while they were in the Carbon Hill city jail. Richardson has denied any wrongdoing.
Guin argues that Richardson is not a flight risk and takes 10 medications for unspecified medical issues.