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Dayton man indicted for sex offenses while awaiting trial on previous charges

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. said Friday Shawn D. Bailey, 40, of Dayton, has been indicted for additional sex offenses he committed after he was released on bond as part of the electronic home detention program (EHDP or “ankle bracelet”) after being indicted on May 17, 2018 for similar offenses.

Prosecutors say on May 17, 2018, Bailey was indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury on three counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor and one count of Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles.

In that case, prosecutors say, the mother of the minor victim found text messages on the victim’s phone from Baily. She notified the police and an investigation was conducted. After Bailey was indicted, a warrant was issued for his arrest and he was arrested the next day.

At Bailey’s arraignment, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Gregory Singer released the defendant on his own recognizance with the stipulations that he have no contact with the victim and he be placed on the Electronic Home Detention Program, or “ankle bracelet” as it is commonly referred to.

Then, while Bailey was out of custody and was awaiting trial, a neighbor witnessed a child going to the home and called the police. When police investigated the complaint, the defendant was arrested once again for having sexual conduct with a minor. 

Bailey’s bond was increased to $250,000 plus EHDP. He is currently in custody.

Friday, Bailey was indicted on two additional counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor for this latest incident. He will be arraigned on the new indictment on July 10.

Prosecutor Heck said, “It is a mockery that defendants are released from jail on OR Bond/EHDP only to commit additional crimes and victimize additional people.”

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