Okemos Sex Offender In Court; Hearing Delayed

(WLNS) – He’s accused of sexually assaulting two children in an Okemos cemetery earlier this month. Today 34-year-old Joshua Harding was in court for a pretrial hearing, only to have the hearing delayed when his attorney didn’t show.

Harding is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct, two counts of gross indecency and being a habitual offender. According to police he attacked the two children in a wooded area just north of the East Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery on the 2400 block of Bennett Road in Okemos.

He is a registered sex offender with three prior convictions and a combination of ten years in prison. In September he had been released after two years in prison for his most recent conviction.

Harding is being held without bond. No date has been set for his pretrial hearing.

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