A Georges Mills man is facing a sexual related felony charge after he was accused of having sex with a 10-year old girl. On Friday night, Claremont police acted on a warrant and arrested 34-year old Travis Bunnell, of Georges Mills, for Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, Indecent Exposure, and Lewdness after an investigation into sexual contact with an underage female.
He was arraigned Monday via teleconference in the 5th Circuit Court, Claremont District Division and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Court records say that he was ordered held at $10,000 cash bail and will possess no firearms, consume no alcohol or drugs, and not threaten any members of the victim’s family. Bunnell was known to have had previous complaints about lewd conduct, including two this month.
A high bail was argued on the grounds that he had committed arson in 1991 and 1999 and had a notable criminal history. Bunnell himself argued a lower bail because he is unemployed and doesn’t have enough money to hire an attorney.
He remains behind bars on bail and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 28th.