An Ashland CEO accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl is out of jail. A judge granted Todd Attkisson a $90,000 bond, which he posted Monday afternoon.
Attkisson, who is president of Ashland Milling Company, faces nine charges of indecent liberties with a child in Henrico County. Most of the court documents are sealed, but NBC12 did get copies of the indictment papers.
Attkisson was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month for those nine charges. He's accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. According to indictment papers, it started on or about the day the girl turned 15 years old on November 2, 2008 and lasted until January 31, 2011.
In a Henrico courtroom, prosecutors said the girl was a friend of the family. They say some of the incidents happened in her home. Prosecutors say there is evidence of the relationship on cell phone records and other media, but they would not elaborate.
The Ashland Milling Company is prominent in the community. According to the website, it's part of the Byrd Mill and five generations of the Attkisson family have worked in the milling business. Some of the products include cake and muffin mixes which are sold in local stores. The website says Todd Attkisson took over running the company in 2005.
Prosecutors say Attkisson was arrested on Friday when he was stopped by Hanover deputies. The 52-year-old has four children.
Todd Attkisson's father did speak on his son's behalf in court on Monday. The father told the judge about all of the things Attkisson has done for the community.
Todd Attkisson's next court date is scheduled for next week.
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