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Brazil man arrested on charges of sexual deviate conduct

Friday, October 17, 2008

Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division Detectives arrested a Brazil man Thursday evening on allegations of criminal deviate conduct.

ISP Detectives from the Terre Haute Post arrested Rick L. Hayes, 48, rural Brazil, without incident, and charged him with one count of Criminal Deviate Conduct, a class B felony.

ISP Det. Hans A. Nowak said he and officials with the Clay County Department of Children Services, met with a male juvenile and his family for approximately one hour Wednesday regarding a complaint of sexual deviate conduct.

The investigation continued with Nowak and Sgt. J. Troy Stanton obtaining evidence leading to an arrest warrant of Hayes and a search warrant of his home.

Detectives, along with an ISP evidence technician, executed the search warrant Thursday evening.

Nowak said Hayes was booked at the Clay County Justice Center at 8:35 p.m., Thursday. Hayes' bond was $50,000, with 10 percent allowed.

According to Indiana Code, criminal deviate conduct is defined as a person who "knowingly or intentionally causes another person to perform or submit to deviate sexual conduct when: 1. The other person is compelled by force or imminent threat of force; 2. The other person is unaware that the conduct is occurring or; 3. The other person is so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to the conduct cannot be given; commits criminal deviate conduct, a class B felony."

Hayes posted $5,000 bail at 11:36 p.m., Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27 for formal arraignment on the charge.

The Clay County Prosecutors Office, who is reviewing the case for further potential charges, also assisted in the investigation.

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good work we do not need this in brazil

-- Posted by 2dogbob on Fri, Oct 17, 2008, at 4:55 PM

yes give him a bond so he can go out and do it again to other kids

-- Posted by pink on Sat, Oct 18, 2008, at 10:32 AM

How quick we are to judge,what if this kid is lying and the man is innocent. I have know this man since he was a kid and i dont believe it till its proven in court.

-- Posted by northend on Sat, Oct 18, 2008, at 2:58 PM

haven't you all heard of innocent until prooven guilty

-- Posted by fuall12345 on Sat, Oct 18, 2008, at 5:15 PM

maybe people should wait for the outcome of court before they start judging. none of you know if this actually happened. im on your side when it comes to not wanting this around. but did you ever think that maybe it didnt happen and when the family of this man looks at this how heart broken they would all be.

-- Posted by POV18 on Sat, Oct 18, 2008, at 5:44 PM

whats wrong with this town? i think its in the water. dont drink the water!

-- Posted by piercings4_u on Sun, Oct 19, 2008, at 1:21 AM

It always amazes me to see how people rush to judgement without knowing the facts. If Rick is guilty of this crime, then he should pay the price that the judicial system hands down to him, but on the other hand if he's innocent, then who then restores the reputation of this man?? Yea you guessed it, no one!

-- Posted by Milo Miller on Sun, Oct 19, 2008, at 8:49 AM

Well I dont think they can just go and arrest somebody because of heresay. they have to to do an actual investegation and get a warrent before they can arrest somebody. I pretty sure you have to have some actual proof to back up an accusation to have someone arrested.

-- Posted by Penelope123 on Sun, Oct 19, 2008, at 7:50 PM

haven't you idiots ever heard of innocent until proven guilty!

-- Posted by fuall12345 on Mon, Oct 20, 2008, at 6:04 PM

Wow, Brazil is something else.

I would guess most of the population have not heard that one is innocent until proven guilty. I've known Rick and his family for years and just can not believe he would do such an act. Of course, I believe the guilty should be punished, however they must be proven guilty first. Guilty or not, Rick and his entire family have already been punished; if he is innocent will that story be on the front page of the paper with his picture?? Doubter.

Some of the posts on here are very quick to judge Rick as some sort of monster (not knowing a thing about him) and also quick to praise the Brazil police for their outstanding work. Yet, how many unsolved murders have we had in Clay County? Yep, WTG.

-L. Holmes

-- Posted by bs47834 on Mon, Oct 27, 2008, at 6:07 PM

I dont know this man. However if my child was saying that something bad happened, I expect the law to do its job. I certainly would not worry about his well being, until its all cleared up.

My child, is of course entitled to be believed, before something worse happened.

People may be nice folks who just get mixed up.

Some others, are not so nice and just get caught.

Im sure he will get his chance to defend himself, or not.

Let the Courts decide his guilt or innocense.

In the meantime, we should say a prayer for both until we know for sure.

-- Posted by Pearl2083 on Wed, Nov 5, 2008, at 3:25 PM

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