Holton man pleads to child sex charge

Jay Stewart/Credit: Jackson Co Sheriff's Office

(KNZA)--A Holton man has pleaded guilty to a child sex charge.

According to court documents, 44-year-old Jay Stewart entered the plea last week in Jackson County District Court to a charge of aggravated indecent with a child after waiving his preliminary hearing.

Following the hearing, he was remanded to the custody of the Jackson County Jail to await sentencing, which was set for April 9th.

Stewart was arrested February 14th on a Jackson County warrant following an investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

He was charged with engaging in the lewd fondling or touching of a child under 14 years of age in November of last year.

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