An Essex man will be back in court in June under felony charges. 66-year-old Roger Dale Tharp was arrested on a charges stemming from a November incident in which he allegedly had sexual contact with a child under the age of 14. He is being charged with two counts of first degree child molestation. During an April court date Tharp’s motion for bond reduction was granted, and bond was reduced to $25,000, 10% cash only. Bond was posted on that date. Tharp will appear before Judge Joe Satterfield June 27th.
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