Butterfield man faces sodomy, endangerment charges

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

31-year-old pleads not guilty to charge stemming from 2012 incident

A Butterfield man, accused of statutory sodomy with a girl under 12 in 2012, was arraigned in Barry County Circuit Court last week.

The Barry County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has charged Alfredo Herrera, 31, with first-degree statutory sodomy, an unclassified felony that carries at least 10 years in prison and lifetime supervision; and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, a class C felony that carries a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

The charges were filed March 18, and Herrera was arraigned Thursday. A Spanish interpreter through the Office of State Courts Administrator was used via the agency's Language Line. The court entered the plea of not guilty for Herrera.

Between May and August 2012, Herrera allegedly had deviate sexual intercourse with the girl several times, according to a probable cause from Terry Meek, detective with the Barry County Sheriff's Office.

Herrera, who has a disposition hearing on April 9 with Judge Robert Foulke, remains in the Barry County Jail with a cash-only bond set at $100,000.

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