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CLINTON — More than one month after his request for bond reduction was denied, a Clinton man is again asking for a reduction in bond.

Defense Attorney Eric Dale filed a motion for bond reduction June 25 on behalf of Matthew L. Dean, 31, 721 S. Sixth St. Dean is charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony.

Dale says in the motion that Dean will have been in custody for 179 by the time his trial begins, and that 168 days will have passed since Deans arraignment and demand for a speedy trial.

Dale says that the Court has allowed bond reductions in other cases involving Class B felonies and that, although Dean had a prior bond reduction hearing May 22, good cause exists to revisit the decision.

Assistant Clinton County Attorney John Kies filed a resistance June 26 to the motion to reconsider bail. Kies said the current bond is consistent with the uniform bond schedule and is appropriate to the charged offense and facts alleged in the trial information.

According to Kies, there has been no favorable change in Dean’s circumstances and unrelated cases cited in the motion are immaterial to the case. The other cases involved defendants who are not similarly situated and not similarly charged, he said.

Probation and Parole Offiicer Scott Filseth filed a bond review report June 26. saying that Dean was interviewed May 14 by Parole and Probation Officer Kelly Greenwalt. Filseth said the recommendation at that time was to require Dean to post bond in order to be released.

Filseth recommended that sly set. A bond review hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. July 2. Bond is set at $25,000, cash only.