$460k bond in sex abuse case

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

Bond for an Elliott man facing over 40 felony sex charges was raised to $460,000 by a Grenada County Justice Court Judge.

On Thursday at Grenada County Justice Court, Judge Jimmy Tallant set bond for James Kendall, the man facing a total of 46 charges that range from molestation to rape.

Kendall’s hearing lasted only five minutes when his attorney, Public Defender Neal Marlow, opted to waive his client’s right on a preliminary hearing to a Grenada County Grand Jury, which is set for this summer.

Grenada County Deputy Sonya Willis told Tallant that the case involved eight victims that ranged from ages seven to 15.

According to the Grenada County Jail’s arrest docket, Kendall is facing 22 counts of sexual battery of a child under 14 years old, 13 counts of molestation, five counts of rape, five counts of exploitation of children and one count of indecent exposure.

Present at the hearing were several children who looked to be in that age range. None were called to testify.

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Grenada County Jail Detention Officer Mark Moss escorts James Kendall to a Justice Court hearing last week.