According to information in a probable cause affidavit on file at the Clay County Courthouse, the Clay County Sheriff's Department was forwarded information by the Vigo County Sheriff's Department about a domestic abuse incident during the early morning of Aug. 16.
The names of the victim and a juvenile witness are being withheld to protect the integrity of the case.
At approximately 3:30 a.m., members of the CCSD arrived at a rural Clay County residence to interview a pregnant woman, who was complaining of abdomen pain with visible bruising on her body.
Experiencing some complications during her pregnancy, the victim told authorities a doctor had advised her to not engage in sexual intercourse.
The victim said Edward Lee Doran, 39, Vermillion, Ill., had been allegedly drinking and choked and forced her to have sex against her wishes.
A rape kit was performed on the victim during a medical check up at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
Investigators contacted Doran to schedule an interview at the Clay County Justice Center later that morning.
Initially, he agreed, but Doran did not show up until that evening.
During the interview, Doran admitted to officers he had been drinking and "it was possible," but didn't think he had done anything wrong. Although the victim said she "was tired," he believed it was consensual and she did not say no.
Doran was taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center for class C felony battery resulting in injury to a pregnant woman and two counts of class D felony one for domestic battery (in the presence of a juvenile under the age of 16 who could see or hear) and the other for strangulation.
Facing a bond of $10,000 (with no 10 percent allowed), Doran appeared before Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout on Aug. 19. Appointing counsel and entering a preliminary plea of not guilty on Doran's behalf, Trout set the matter for a jury trial tentatively on Nov. 16.
Although the cash bond was posted on Doran's behalf Aug. 20, a motion to reduce or modify the bond was filed with the court the same day.
On Monday, a no contact order that was established on behalf of the victim at an earlier court date was issued to the Edgar County Illinois Sheriff's Department to be served to Doran.
In the matter of the motion to reduce or modify Doran's bond, the court did not have to consider it.
Because he has already bonded out, Doran's bond amount and conditions will remain as previously established.
Doran remains out on bond while awaiting further court proceedings.