Donald R. Minard, 40,
of Pana, made his first appearance in Christian County Court this morning before Resident Judge Brad Paisley. Minard is charged with sexual exploitation of a child under age 13 and resisting a peace officer.
An oral motion for bond reduction was denied by Judge Paisley. His bond remains at $50,000.
Public Defender Tiffany Senger asked the Judge to order a fitness hearing for Minard. The request was granted and the defendant will undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial.
A report is expected to be introduced into court on Feb. 14, 2022.