Roady back in jail. He had pleaded ot guilty to 7 felony counts, 2 misdemeanors
A South Taft man arrested on child molestation charges in July is back in jail after his bail was raised to $1 million Wednesday.
Edwin Leroy Roady, 69, had been free since shortly after his first arrest.
He was arraigned last week in Taft branch of Kern County Superior Court and Wednesday the court granted a prosecution request to increase his bail from $100,000 to $1 million.
Roady is now in custody at the Kern County Sheriff's centrail receiving facility in Bakersfield.
Roady is charged with four felony counts of committing lewd acts with a child under age 14, one felony count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, two felony counts of using an underage person for obsence matter and two misdemeanor counts of annoying a child.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Roady was arrested at his home on July 7 by Kern County Sheriff's deputies.
Sgt. Martin Downs said Roady is charged in connection with molesting three victims, all under age 13.
A search warrant was served at Roady's South Taft home for a computer and related equipment and Downs said investigators found child pornography on it.
Roady is scheduled to be in court on Sept. 28 for a readiness hearing and on Sept. 29 for a preliminary hearing.