Man makes first appearance after allegedly fondling children

Courtesy Kansas Department of Corrections
Courtesy Kansas Department of Corrections

HUTCHINSON, Kansas – Tyler Lee Ford made his first court appearance Monday morning.

He is facing one charge of aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Those three charges would fall under Jessica’s Law.

Officials report that Ford broke into a house on South Monroe Street Sunday morning and made his way upstairs where two girls and a friend was sleeping.

The father chased Ford out of the house, but he left his cell phone which helped police track him down.

Ford’s being held on a $85,000 bond.

His next court appearance is set for September 18 where formal charges will be filed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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