Bond has been reduced by 75 percent for a now former Webb City teacher and coach that was arrested last month on statutory sodomy charges involving one his students under 14-years-old.
28-year-old Nicholas Popejoy was arrested on November 22nd, and immediately placed him on administrative leave when the November 15th allegation was brought forward. He resigned before turning himself into police.
Popejoy will only have to post $25,000 in cash to bond out, instead of $100,000. Jasper County Judge Jerry Holcomb made that decision Wednesday morning.
Holcomb also ordered him to house arrest at his parent’s home in Arma, Kansas. Popejoy is to not have any contact with the victim or anyone under 18. He is also not allowed within 100 feet of the victim’s home or a school. As a condition of his release, Popejoy would also be required to wear an ankle monitor, and give up his passport.
His next court appearance is Jan. 3rd.