A Grove man accused of raping a 9-year-old child filed a motion in Delaware County Court to reduce his $110,000 bail.
Darwin Todd Huddleston, 21, of Grove is charged in Delaware County District Court in Jay with first-degree rape by instrumentation and lewd exhibition, both felonies. He appeared in court on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and was ordered to return on Oct. 12.
Also filed in court on Tuesday was a motion for a bond reduction hearing. No date has been set.
Huddleston is accused of molesting the now 15-year-old girl over a period of five to six years, according to an arrest affidavit.
He confessed to the sexual assaults to the victim’s family, but was not apologetic, but rather tried “to justify them” to the victim’s father saying he assaulted the victim “because he was overweight and could never get a girlfriend,” the affidavit states. Huddleston also exposed himself to the victim on numerous occasions, including the most recent occurrence of around a year ago when he was only covered with a towel and made comments about people shaving their genitals.
Huddleston reportedly confessed to other individuals but declined to answer when questioned by a Grove Police Department officer, saying he wanted an attorney.