Monday, August 06, 2018

Former Jasper fireman bound over for trial on felony child molestation, sodomy charges

Jerred Taffner, 30, former chief engineer for the Jasper Fire Protection District, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday and was bound over for trial on felony child molestation and sodomy charges.

Taffner allegedly molested an underage girl, who told interviewers at the Children's Center that he had used his mouth and fingers on her and that he put her on the bed, "laid on top of her for about 25 seconds and was moving a lot," according to the probable cause statement.

The child described four incidents that had taken place within the last year, the probable cause statement said.

After the police read him his rights, Taffner acknowledged that they might find evidence indicating that he had been on the girl's bed.

Taffner will be arraigned in Division I 9 a.m. August 27.

Taffner is being held in the Jasper County Jail without bond.

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