Sidney Man Accused of Raping Young Girl Found Competent To Stand Trial

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 months ago

A Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl he was babysitting has been found competent to stand trial.

A judge made the decision in court Monday morning.

According to officials, Eric Bard, 23, took pictures of the attack.

He was arrested in July 2012 after police reportedly found a memory card at his home with images of abuse.

He pleaded not guilty in April.


  • Tina Louise

    Pleading not guilty even though there is proof!! What a sick piece of trash. I hope he is found guilty and gets his in prison!

  • Katie Wiberg

    Anyone who would commit that type of crime and then take photos of it is sick in the head to start with