Bond doubled for 76-year-old Liberty man facing rape charge

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James Pierce, 76, was arrested at his home on Mansell Drive Tuesday night

James Pierce, Jr., charged with rape in Liberty Township

LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) – Bond for a Liberty man accused of sexually assaulting a young child he knew has been doubled.

James Pierce, 76, was arrested at his home on Mansell Drive Tuesday night.

His bond, which was previously set at $250,000, has been raised to $500,000.

Girard Judge Jeff Adler also added additional conditions. Pierce isn’t permitted at his home except to get his belonging and must be accompanied by Liberty police.

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