A Clay City man was arrested at a Clay City residence on Oct. 29 for child molesting. According to police records, Justine R. Sutton, 21, was charged with Child Molesting, a Class A Felony.
Sutton was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl on numerous occasions over the past several months.
He admitted to having sexual relations with the minor but said it was consensual and she asked him to do it. Sutton was incarcerated in the Clay County Jail where he remains under $50,000 bond.
Sutton appeared in Clay Circuit Court for his initial hearing on Nov. 1 and his trial is set for Jan. 10, 2005, at 9 a.m. A Class A Felony is punishable by up to 30 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.