Janet Barber

JAY – A Colcord man accused of sexual misconduct will face a jury this month after a trial date was set Monday morning in Delaware County District Court.

Judge Robert G. Haney set a jury trial date of Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. to impanel a jury to hear the case against Clarence Levi Newby, also know as Madill, 57, who has been charged with 5 felony counts of sexual misconduct with a child that includes forcible oral sodomy, lewd molestation, rape by instrumentation, rapes in the first degree and child sexual abuse after being arrested in December, 2006.

According to documents filed in district court, Madill has been accused of having sexual relations with a female starting when she was 9 years of age until her present age of 15. The victim was interviewed by Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network as well as officers from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department and disclosed several alleged acts of sexual abuse by Madill.

In November, 2006 he was charged with possessing firearms after a former felony conviction and possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and abandonment of child under 15, and found guilty by a jury who handed down an 8-year sentence on the firearms charge and 1 year each for possessing the marijuana and paraphernalia. They found him not guilty of child abandonment.

Madill was convicted of Lewd or Indecent Proposals/Acts to a child on Sept. 13, 1988 in Adair County and was sentenced to one year in prison with 9 years suspended. He was also convicted of Reckless Conduct with Firearm on March of 2004 through Delaware County.

Madill remains in the Delaware County jail on the new charges in lieu of a $500,000 bond.