Warrant issued for Marshall man (UPDATED Monday, Mar. 1, 9:45 a.m.)
Carlos Antonio Lucero, 53, of Marshall, is in custody at Saline County Justice Facility, charged with five counts of class B felony child molestation in the first degree.
An arrest warrant with a cash-only bond of $75,000 was issued for Lucero Friday, Feb. 26. He is scheduled to appear in Associate Court Wednesday, March 3, before Judge James T. "Tut" Bellamy.
According to an incident report filed by Marshall police, Lucero had unlawful contact with an 8-year-old child for whom his girlfriend was babysitting. Police allege contact occurred on several occasions between December 2009 and February 2010.
Unofficial online court records show no previous criminal history for Lucero. If convicted of the charges, he could be sentenced to from five to 15 years in Missouri Department of Corrections on each count.
Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.