An Ardmore man accused of committing lewd or indecent acts to a child under the age of 16 had his charges amended Thursday following the discovery of exculpatory evidence absolving him from guilt.

The former charges, filed in July of 2018, against 23-year-old Nemecio Moreno Rodriguez III were amended to kidnapping based on the new evidence, according to District Attorney Craig Ladd. Rodriguez III pled guilty to kidnapping Thursday evening.