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Nashua Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse, Accused of Assaulting Firefighter

A Nashua man facing charges he sexually abused two minors could be headed back to jail after he allegedly assaulted a firefighter.

39-year-old Ethan Vorhes was initially arrested last August after he was accused of sexually abusing two minor victims, both who were under the age of 15 at the time. Investigators say the incidents occurred on multiple occasions from 2018 to 2022. 

Charges against Vorhes include two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts each of third-degree sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a child, all felonies; two counts of indecent contact with a child; plus indecent exposure and exhibiting obscene material to a minor. Vorhes has pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled for  June 13th in Floyd County District Court. 

Wednesday (05.17), Vorhes was charged with assault on persons in certain occupations after he was accused of assaulting a Marble Rock firefighter who was responding to a report of a cornfield and trees on fire in the 2600 block of Highway 14. Vorhes was actually doing a controlled burn, but when firefighters began to extinguish the field fire, Vorhes allegedly sprayed the victim with fuel. 

According to court records, that incident violates conditions of his pretrial release and Thursday (05.18) a public bench warrant for his arrest was issued. Vorhes, who was free awaiting trial after posting bail in November, now faces a new bail of $100,000 cash-only in his name only.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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