KCCR News: Klaudt's out. On Bail, that is.
Tony Mangan at Pierre's own KCCR Radio news posted a story today regarding former legislator Klaudt, and how he's back on the street after posting bail:
Former state lawmaker Ted Klaudt left the Hughes County Jail Friday night after posting bond on four second degree rape charges.Read it all here.
A jail employee says she doesn't know when Klaudt left the jail, but Klaudt was in jail for at least three hours. He had to post 10% of a $100,000 bond to get out of jail.
Klaudt is facing a total of 14 charges including 10 counts in Corson County. The charges include eight counts of second dgree rape, two counts of sexual exploitation, two counts of tampering with a witness and one count each of stalking and sexual contact with a child under the age of 16.
Klaudt was released on a personal recognizance bond in Deadwood and his legal representative, Platte attorney and Speaker of the House Thomas Deadrick, asked for the same bond in Pierre Friday night, saying the Attorney General's office, which filed the charges, had agreed to that. But Magistrate Judge Mark Smith ordered the higher bond saying that Klaudt posed a threat to the public.