An Illinois man, age 18, who is accused of stabbing a 14-year-old for refusing to have sex with him, has been ordered by an Oakland County court to be jailed on a $2 million bond. But if he could have, the judge would have held him without any kind of bond.
Authorities claim that Julian Pinedo stabbed the 14-year-old for refusing to have sex with him, and he is currently being held in the Oakland County Jail. The little girl and Pinedo met online, and Pinedo travelled from Illinois to Clarkston, according to the Oakland County Sheriff.
The man visited her house somewhere between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning after they agreed to meet up.
Since about mid-December, they had been conversing via an app. At some point, he thought about coming to meet her and having sex with her, but as the process progressed, he realised that wasn’t going to happen, according to Sheriff Michael Bouchard on the day he was arrested.
When Pineda was charged on Friday, it was discovered that he had been in the neighbourhood for about a week before the alleged stabbing.
Due to the fact that he is not a local, the prosecutor wanted him kept on a large bail. He was also identified as a missing person after stealing his mother’s automobile from her house a few days earlier.
In addition to the felony allegations of child abuse sexual activity and using a computer to commit a crime, Pineda is also accused of beating the girl.
He had a past juvenile conviction from Illinois, where he served two years of probation for making threats against a school he frequented.
Pre-trial services informed Judge Joseph Fabrizio that the statute did not allow him to refuse Pineda a release, despite the fact that the judge wished to.
Fabrizio noted that Pineda has no connections to the neighbourhood and declared, “If any case shouted for denial of bond, it seems that this would be one of them.”
Instead, his bond was set at $2 million, and if it was paid, he would be unable to leave the state, be required to appear in court, be required to update the court with his address, and be prohibited from using drugs or drinking alcohol. He is also forbidden from speaking to the victim.
In February, he will be in court once more.
According to Bouchard, meeting somebody you’ve met online in person might be very risky. “You don’t know anything about that person’s identity or motivations. When meeting someone online, it is always a very good idea to do so in a public place and preferably with a companion.
Never divulge personal information that could be used to locate or follow you, such as your home address. In this case, since the individual being met was a minor, we always advise against seeing people in person because it might be risky.”
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