By JESSICA CRAWFORD
• Leader & Times
In a five-day time span, four men were arrested and ultimately detained at the Seward County Jail. All four unrelated crimes, Seward County Attorney Don Scott, were sexually motivated in nature.
James Henry Buckner, 24, was arrested on Jan. 15 on charges of attempted rape and criminal intimidation of a witness/victim against his alleged victim – who was born in 1978, Scott said.
Scott added Buckner asked for a continuance during his first appearance hearing on Jan. 17 in order to obtain more time to hire an attorney. The first appearance was continued until 10 a.m. on Feb. 6.
Scott said Buckner is being held on a $75,000 cash surety bond.
Hector Nevarez-Munoz, 21, of Plains, was arrested on Jan. 17 on charges of rape, criminal sodomy, indecent solicitation of a child and aggravated indecent liberties with a child, with his alleged victim born in 1995.
Scott said Nevarez-Munoz had his first appearance on Jan. 19 and will face a judge during his scheduling hearing at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6.
Scott added Nevarez-Munoz is currrently being detained on a $250,000 bond.
Bernardo Manuel Salas-Desantiago, 23, Liberal, was arrested on Jan. 19 on charges of unlawful sexual relations. His alleged victim, Scott said, was born in 1978.
Scott added Salas-Desantiago had a first appearance on Jan. 10. His scheduling hearing, he said, has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 30.
At this time, Scott said Salas-Desantiago is being held on a $75,000.
Luis Tomas Perez, 25, Liberal, was arrested on charges of attempted rape, domestic battery and criminal restraint. His alleged victim, Scott said, was born in 1965.
Perez’ scheduling hearing has been continued until 10 a.m. on Feb. 23, Scott said.
Scott added Perez is currently being held on a $35,000 cash surety bond.