PERRY -- A $20,000 bond was set Thursday for an 82-year-old Warner Robins man formerly known as the “Voice of the Demons” for Warner Robins High School.
Shelly M. Simmons Sr., who served as the “Voice of the Demons” in the 1970s and 1980s and retired as a deputy division chief at Robins Air Force Base in 1985 after more than 25 years, is accused of molesting two girls. He also was a home builder.
Houston County Superior Court Judge Edward D. Lukemire granted bond on the conditions that Simmons have no contact with victims or with their parents. Simmons also must not consume alcohol, must be on electronic monitoring except for doctor’s appointments and pending hand surgery, must live with an adult son and have no contact with any children under the age of 18, Lukemire ordered.
Assistant District Attorney Deshala T. Dixon, who is prosecuting the case, strongly opposed bond -- arguing Simmons was a risk to influence and intimidate witnesses, including the victims and their parents. Two other children have come forward and there may be other charges, Dixon told the judge.
Simmons was charged Nov. 22 with two counts of child molestation. Houston County sheriff’s investigator Lt. Darin Meadows declined to elaborate on the case except to say there were multiple victims.
The victims allege that Simmons “touched them inappropriately,” and the incidents occurred when Simmons had been drinking, Dixon said.
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