Steffes enters written not guilty plea to 62 sex charges


LIMA — A Lima man entered a written plea of not guilty Tuesday to 62 sex-related charges and avoided having to personally appear at his arraignment hearing in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Scott Steffes, 38, faces 62 charges that include two counts of rape, 25 counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, 28 counts of sexual battery, six counts of felonious assault and a single count of tampering with evidence.

A co-defendant in the case, Jeremy Kindle, 35, of Elida, is charged with 11 counts of rape, 11 counts of sexual battery, six counts of felonious assault, 17 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, 18 counts of sexual battery and single counts of felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Steffes’ next scheduled court appearance is a pre-trial hearing at 2 p.m. Aug. 4.

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