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      Woman facing sex charge denied bond reduction

      Kelly Ames, 21, of Kirksville charged with two sex-related felonies is denied a bond reduction.

      Kelly Ames, 21, of Kirksville, charged with two sex-related felonies is denied a bond reduction.


      Ames is charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation in connection with incidents involving the four-year-old victim. Ames is being held in the Adair County Jail on $100,000 cash only bond.


      According to court papers, Ames is accused of inappropriately touching the victim on two separate occasions while she was babysitting the victim in a trailer she shared with her boyfriend.


      Ames allegedly told Kirksville police she quote, "had a problem".


      Meanwhile, Ames' boyfriend, 19-year-old Christopher Hunter, 19, is charged with two counts of statutory sodomy, one count each of first-degree child molestation and using a child in a sexual performance.


      Hunter is scheduled to have his trial date set on March 19, while Ames is scheduled to have her trial date set on April 2.


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