A York man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl about a year ago is expected to be released from York County Prison on $1 bail as he awaits trial.
Nicholas Adam Bolton, 27, is charged with rape of a child and related offenses for an alleged incident on May 27, 2011, at a home on Kings Mill Road in York City, according to senior deputy prosecutor Seth Bortner.
In Pennsylvania, defendants being held in prison must be brought to trial within six months, not including any defense delays. After six months, the law requires them to be released on what's known as "nominal bail," or $1.
On April 16, Common Pleas Judge Craig T. Trebilcock granted a defense motion for nominal bail, court records state.
As of Thursday afternoon, Bolton remained in county prison. But his bail has been posted and he was set to be released after probation officials interviewed him, a prison official said.
Bortner said he had to wait for DNA testing results before taking Bolton's case to trial. The prosecution now has that DNA evidence and trial is set for July, Bortner said.
He confirmed the DNA from the victim matches Bolton's DNA.
"To go forward (to trial) without your best evidence is something I didn't want to do," Bortner said.