New Bond Conditions for Republic Foster Father Accused of Molestation, Possessing Child Porn

Mark O'Brien ordered to wear electronic monitoring device and give up passport



Springfield, MO—

A former foster father has new conditions to follow in order to remain out of jail following a bond reduction hearing today.

Greene County judge Jason Brown denied a reduced bond for Mark O'Brien today, and ordered him to give up his passport, wear an electronic monitoring device, and said he can only use the Internet at work during normal business hours.

O'Brien is charged with five felonies, including posession of child pornography, first degree child molestation and statutory sodomy. Officials say he molested two children in his care as a foster parent, and had more than 50 foster kids over a ten year span.

U.S. Marshals finally arrested O'Brien Friday night at a residence north of Strafford after they say he repeated avoided officers. He posted $100,000 bond and was ordered to appear in court today.

Judge Brown said he would not consider lowering O'Brien's bond because US Marshals had to get involved.