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More sex charges filed against Sand

Thursday, August 21, 2003

ALTON -- Mikel R. Sand, 26, of Couch is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing.

Two weeks ago Oregon County law enforcement officers were looking for Sand to arrest on felony statutory sodomy and child molestation charges. Sand turned himself into Howell County law enforcement Aug. 7 and now has been charged with one more count of statutory sodomy and one more count of child molestation involving the same girl under the age of 12.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place between June 9 and July 1 of this year and between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 of 2000. Prosecutors also charged Sand with sexual contact with another girl less than 12 years old between June 9 and July 1 of this year.

Since turning himself into Howell County officers Sand has remained in the Howell County jail. Chief Deputy Eric King said Sand has remained there because the Howell County jail is a more secure facility.

Sand's bond has been set at $100,000.

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