SLATER MAN ACCUSED OF SEX-RELATED FELONIES INVOLVING JUVENILE DUE IN COURT ON AUG. 13

On August 1, a Slater man who has been charged with sex-related felonies involving a juvenile, appeared in court while in custody for his preliminary hearing, and the court found probable cause and his case was bound over to Division 4.

Online court documents say 51-year-old Larry Wayne Powers has been charged with a Class E Felony for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and two counts of an Unclassified Felony for Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy in the First Degree. Bond was set at $200,000 cash only, with several conditions. His lawyer’s motion for bond reduction was denied by the court on June 27.

A probable-cause statement says Powers reportedly admitted to authorities he failed to provide proper sex-offender registration information, including his use of multiple social-media sites to communicate with juveniles. Powers also reportedly detailed sexual encounters with a 15-year-old, and admitted he received nude photos from the victim on an unregistered phone in February and March 2018.

Powers is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 13, at Saline County Circuit Court.