A Tahlequah man accused of molesting a teen girl has been extended a plea offer from prosecutors, court records show.
James “Jim” Neill Lindsey, 55, was charged last January with felony counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16, performing lewd acts in the presence of a minor, and rape by instrumentation.
During a court appearance last week, Lindsey was extended an offer, and ordered to reappear May 23 at 9 a.m. in Cherokee County District Court.
An affidavit filed by Tahlequah police investigators says Lindsey began molesting the girl through inappropriate touching several years ago. That contact progressed over time, prosecutors allege.
Lindsey has been free on a $50,000 cash bond, and was ordered not to contact the victim or another unidentified child.
Court records show Lindsey has also been extended an offer on charges of obtaining personal financial or other information of another from a financial institution, and sale, delivery or receipt of forged notes or instrument.
Those charges, which were filed in February, accuse Lindsey of forging his wife’s name to a check.
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