LA MONTE MAN CHARGED WITH SEX-RELATED FELONY DUE IN SALINE COUNTY COURT ON FEBRUARY 13

A 55-year-old La Monte man who has been charged with a sex-related felony involving a juvenile in Saline County is due in court this week.

A probable-cause statement says Tommy Joe Hotsenpiller is alleged to have inappropriately touched a juvenile female on the night of November 30.

During a forensic interview, the juvenile female said the incident occurred at Hotsenpiller’s vehicle in the parking lot of Marshall High School. Hotsenpiller was a teacher in the Marshall Public School system who reportedly was terminated in October 2018 and allegedly was trespassing during the incident.

Online court documents say Hotsenpiller is facing a Class D Felony for Statutory Sodomy in the Second Degree and a misdemeanor for trespassing. Hotsenpiller posted bond on December 26.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, at Saline County Circuit Court.