(Joe Connor supporters attend arraignment)…Conner was arraigned Wednesday on charges of Child Molesting.
He is facing 8 charges, 3 felonies and five misdemeanors. The charges allege some of the incidents date back to 2004. The 38-year-old Conner entered a plea of not guilty to all charges. The complaint was filed last week by the District Attorney’s office. The charges reportedly follow a yearlong investigation by the El Centro Police Department. The D.A.’s office asked that bail be set at $100,000. The Superior Court Judge, Brooks Anderholt, agreed with the Defense and allowed Conner released on his own recognizance. His preliminary hearing was set for November 25th. Conner is on administrative leave from his position of Varsity Football Coach at Southwest High School. He is also an employee of the Naval Air Facility and the Pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church in Brawley.