COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who initially desired to represent himself in court will now have a public defender.
Bradley Kincaid, 21, was arrested in June for sexual misconduct with a minor. In his initial court appearance June 10 he said he wanted to represent himself.
However, on June 14 Kincaid requested a public defender. His request was granted, however his pretrial conference was continued to July 22 to give him time to meet with his attorney, Brad Voelz.
Kincaid was charged with having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl, which constitutes the crime of sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony. If found guilty, Kincaid could be given a sentence from two to eight years.
According to case reports, Columbia City Police Detective Chip Stephenson interviewed the alleged victim after receiving a complaint. The 14-year-old stated she and Kincaid had sex twice in the woods near DeVol Field in Columbia City.
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