Holland Bond Hearing

A Dothan church leader accused of child molestation is still behind bars after Judge Larry Anderson takes into consideration setting a lower bond.

Fifty-three-year-old Earl Holland is charged with eight counts of first degree sexual abuse on eight-year-old girls.

Holland's attorney, former Dothan Police Chief John White, fought to get Holland out of jail on bond Friday morning.

Holland’s bond was denied initially, and then set at $2 million which White says Holland can not pay.

Friday Judge Larry Anderson said he must take the matter into consideration.

District Attorney Doug Valeska wants Holland to remain behind bars for the sake of the victims.

“The girls are afraid to take a shower to be alone they went to the church where he preyed upon them,” said Valeska.

Holland’s attorney suggested a lower bond price of $20,000 for each case.

That would be $160,000 bond which Holland’s attorney says Holland could pay.


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  • by DAVID Location: DOTHAN,AL on Apr 28, 2007 at 09:04 AM
    PERSONAL OPINION MR. HOLLAND SHOULD NOT BE RELEASE OUT ON BAIL. AFTER ACCORDING TO THE DOTHAN EAGLE HE HAD URGES AND RECENTLY HE STARTED TO ACT ON THEM. IF THIS WERE THIER CHILD OR GRANDCHILD THEY WOULD NOT HESITATE TWICE TO LOWER BAIL
  • by Jim Bacon Location: Black,Alabama on Apr 27, 2007 at 05:06 PM
    I understand as a defense attorney you have to represent all kinds of scumbags and try to get their bonds lowered. I also understand as a judge you have to set bond for all kinds of scumbags,but you don't have to lower it. This man doesn't deserve a lower bond.
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