VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man will remain in custody of the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office following a bond reduction hearing.

Tuesday, Skyler M. Reynolds appeared in Vigo County Superior Court 3, requesting that his bond, which was set at $75,000 with no 10% allowed, be reduced.

According to court records, Judge Sarah K. Mullican denied the motion to reduce the bond amount.

Reynolds, 27, is facing a first-degree felony charge of child molesting and a fourth-degree felony charge of child molesting related to events disclosed by his reported victims on September 11.

A probable cause affidavit filed in the case shows that Reynolds is accused of abusing two young children under the age of 10. The victims told social workers at Susie’s Place that Reynolds had forced the younger female victim to engage in sexual acts, and that the older male victim had witnessed it.

Affiant heard Person 1 [older male] say that [Reynolds] caught Person 1 watching through the doorway, and [Reynolds] told Person 1 that what [he] saw was [his] imagination. Person 1 said [Reynolds] told [him] his eyes were playing tricks on Person 1.

Probable Cause Affidavit filed in Vigo County Court

The young girl told social workers that the sexual abuse had occurred on two separate occasions. DCS told police that the girl had informed them that they had witnessed Reynolds grab the boy around the neck in a choking manner as well.

Police said the girl explained to a social worker that Reynolds was strategic in choosing where in the house to engage in such acts so as to be out of view of the indoor security cameras.

Vigo County Jail records show that Reynolds has been in custody since being booked on October 11. Court records show Reynolds is next due back in court on November 20 at 10 a.m. for a hearing.