A bail reduction request for an Oil City man charged in the sexual assault of a young girl ten years ago was denied at the man’s preliminary hearing Wednesday.
39 year-old Thomas Kahle is charged with molesting a girl who may have been just shy of her sixth birthday in the spring of 2003. He was bound over for court Wednesday on charges of aggravated indecent assault on a child, indecent assault on a person under 13, corruption of a minor, and unlawful contact with a minor.
Following his arraignment earlier this month, Kahle had been lodged in the Venango County Jail on $75,000 bond. He was denied Wednesday in a request to have his bond lowered to $5,000.