Bond Increase for Geissler
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 14, 2019
An increase in bond was ordered after a local man violated the conditions of his earlier orders.
Kenneth “Val” Geissler, who was arrested last year for crimes against a minor female, was re-arrested last week for violating the conditions of his release. According to the clerk’s office of the Park County District Court, in a hearing on Friday, Judge Bill Simpson increased Geissler’s bond from $25,000 cash to a $50,000 cash or surety bond.
According to court records, Geissler was originally arrested for writing letters to a 17-year-old female encouraging her to become a prostitute and providing details as to how she should perform those acts. In addition, he reportedly told her she could pay off a car loan to him by having sex with him. He also is accused of kissing the girl against her protests. He was arrested in August of last year for those crimes, but released on a $25,000 cash bond.
Geissler was re-arrested March 7th after being seen in the company of a 16-year-old girl at church, which violated the conditions of his bond. At last week’s hearing, Judge Simpson also revoked an earlier condition that allowed Geissler to travel out of the area for work.
Geissler is currently being held in the Park County Detention Center. He is scheduled for a June 12th jury trial.