A Taylorville man is in the Christian County Jail facing a felony charge that he sexually assaulted a family member under the age of 18. 28-year-old John L. Hott, Jr. was arrested on the court-issued warrant Saturday afternoon.
The Taylorville Police Department has been the lead agency on the investigation. Police Chief Brian Hile says the investigation started in the spring. The charge is a Class 1 felony, and Hott could face four to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Hott made his first appearance in court via video teleconference Monday morning. Probable cause was found in the case, and he is locked up on a $50,000 bond. The public defender was appointed for Hott at his court appearance, and his next scheduled appearance in court is set for Thursday, December 21 at 10 a.m.