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New Trial Date for Nashua Man Facing Child Sex Abuse Charges

A new trial date has been set for a Nashua man facing charges he sexually abused two minor children. 

39-year-old Ethan Vorhes was initially arrested last August, accused of sexually abusing two victims under the age of 15 on multiple occasions from 2018 to 2022. He has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of sex-related crimes against the victims.

Vorhes had been free since last November after posting bail of $70,000, but after he was accused of assaulting a Marble Rock firefighter on May 17th , a new warrant for his arrest was issued because it also violated his pretrial release. Sunday, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office took Vorhes back into custody and his new bail has been set at $100,000 cash-only in his name only.

Tuesday, the child sex abuse trial for Vorhes was reset from June 13th to July 11th in Floyd County District Court.

Vorhes is set to be arraigned June 26th for the alleged assault on the firefighter, who was responding to a grass fire west of Charles City, which was actually a controlled burn being conducted by Vorhes. However, after firefighters were dispatched to extinguish the blaze, Vorhes was accused of throwing fuel on the victim and faces charges of assault on persons in certain occupations with intent of injury,  assault on persons in certain occupations with use or display of a dangerous weapon, possession of an incendiary or explosive device with intent, and reckless use of fire or explosives. 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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