3:30 PM
John Robert McLaughlin (mug shot SCSO)

Judge Carr Woods found that there is enough evidence against an elderly man from Reeds Spring who is facing multiple sex charges involving children to stand trial.

John Robert McLaughlin was charged with seven counts of child molestation, one count statutory sodomy, and two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in April.

Court records allege that the seventy two year-old man allegedly 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.

McLaughlin, who is being represented by Stacie Bilyeu, is free on bond adn due back in court on September 4th.