MIAMI COUNTY — On Wednesday, Miami County Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt continued a $1.5 million bond for a Troy man incarcerated on three felony indictments of alleged rape of a minor.
Michael Slagle, 35, of Troy, entered a plea of not guilty on an indictment of three counts of first degree felony rape. Judge Pratt continued Slagle’s bond at $500,000 per count and ordered a no-contact order with the juvenile female victim, who is under the age of 13.
Slagle’s attorney Nicole Rutter requested the bond be lowered so he could post bond and return to work where he has been employed for nine years. Rutter provided a letter from Slagle’s employer, who also appeared at the hearing, stating his job as an ironworker through a local union would be waiting for him to return. Slagle stated he would live with his brother in Troy if he were to be released.
Assistant prosecutor Paul Watkins requested that Slagle’s bond be continued due to the nature of the offense.
Judge Pratt continued the bond, which was set in Miami County Municipal court due to the serious nature of the charges.
According to court records, the alleged incidents occurred in Troy from June through August 2015.
Slagle’s pre-trial conference was set for Jan. 11.
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