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Kiefling arrested for a second time

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Brazil man who was arrested Jan. 15 was arrested again Thursday.

According to court documents, Jeremy Kiefling, 33, Brazil, was taken back to the Clay County Justice Center Thursday after a home detention violation.

Clay County Community Corrections Executive Director Mary Brown told The Brazil Times Kiefling had been released to her department Thursday and was granted home detention through GPS.

However, upon arrival at Kiefling's residence, Brown said the Home Detention Office allegedly discovered pornographic material in the home.

Kiefling was taken back into custody.

Kiefling initially appeared in court Jan. 17 by video and entered a plea of not guilty to charges of Dissemination of Matter that is Harmful to a Minor, a class D felony.

According to Clay County Sheriff's Department officials, the charges stem from a juvenile's father discovering alleged illicit text messages on a cell phone.

The father, according to officials, immediately contacted authorities.

Officials told The Brazil Times in the text messages, Kiefling was allegedly soliciting the juvenile for graphic photographs.

During the course of the investigation, officials said a graphic photo, allegedly of and sent by Kiefling, was sent to the minor in the presence of officers.

On Jan. 23, Clay County Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers issued a no-contact order between Kiefling and the juvenile. The order stipulated Kiefling was not allowed within a quarter-of-a-mile of the victim's home, school or workplace.

According to officials with the Clay County Justice Center, no bond has been set at this time.

Clay County Sheriff's Department officials said the investigation is ongoing.

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