|John Robert McLaughlin (mug shot SCSO)|
An elderly man from Reeds Spring who has been charged with seven counts of child molestation, one count statutory sodomy, and two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in a case that dates back a decade will stand trial for the alleged crime.
According to Stone County prosecutor Matt Selby, John Robert McLaughlin, 72, inappropriately touched two girl's who were five to ten years-old at the time of the alleged assaults, several times from 2002 - 2010 at his home at 416 Othello Road.
The girls reported the crime to authorities in April of this year, according to court records.
McLaughlin is free on bond and scheduled to be arraigned in circuit court on July 2nd.