According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, Jennifer Eder, 35, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant issued by Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers Thursday.
Eder was taken into custody later that day and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on three separate class A felony child molesting charges, two class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor charges, four class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor charges and one class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Interim Brazil City Police Chief Mark Loudermilk told The Brazil Times the allegations stem from a joint investigation with the BCPD and Child Protective Services into an incident in mid-May.
The incident involved a social gathering of juveniles at a Brazil residence during which Eder is alleged to have had some type of sexual contact with several of the underage males.
Loudermilk said several witnesses and participants cooperated fully with investigators during the month-long investigation.
Depending upon the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the case, a person convicted of a class A felony could be sentenced to incarceration for 20-50 years, 6-20 for a class B felony, 2-8 years for a class C felony and up to 1 year in prison for a class A misdemeanor.
If found guilty and the court deems the nature of the crime to be serious enough, Eder potentially faces a maximum prison sentence of 223 years and $90,500 in fines.
Incarcerated on a $50,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), Eder appeared via video conference before Akers Friday. Matthew Effner was appointed as public defender in the case and a jury trial tentatively scheduled for Nov. 15. A no contact order was entered on behalf of the victims in the case.