A Peru man appears in Washington County Court on one felony charge of lewd acts to a minor child under the age of 16. Billy Peel was arrested on a warrant that stemmed from a series of incidents that started in 2020.
According to an affidavit, the defendant was on site when Jason Frey sexually abused a 15-year-old girl. Frey currently has five felony charges filed against him in Osage County. Peel allegedly witnessed the alleged incident which occurred near Copan Lake. Peel also admitted to investigators that he received explicit videos of the victim from Frey. Peel failed to report the incident to protect the victim. His bond was set at $150,000.