Knox Man Faces Add'l Child Molestation Charges

21 Oct

Gazette Staff

child molestation charges filed

knox, indiana man faces additional child molestation charges

LaPorte/Pulaski Counties-On August 6th, 2013, Indiana State Police Detective Chris Campione received information concerning sexual misconduct involving a fifteen year old female.

During the investigation, state police detectives were able to determine that the sexual misconduct had been taking place since July 2012. The fifteen year old at the time was living in Michigan City when it began. Keith Thatcher, 36 of Knox, Indiana was arrested on September 3, 2013 and taken to Starke County Jail and charged with Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Class B Felony. He was eventually extradited to LaPorte County.

Further investigation revealed when the victim’s family moved to Medaryville in Pulaski County in September 2012, Thatcher started molesting and had sexual misconduct with the eight year old sister of the fifteen year victim. This continued until July 2013.

Thatcher was served a warrant issued by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Wednesday, October 16, 2013, while incarcerated at the LaPorte County Jail.

Charges: Child Molestation, Class A Felony
Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Class B Felony

Thatcher was a family acquaintance at the time.

Thatcher will eventually be extradited to Pulaski County.

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One Response to “Knox Man Faces Add'l Child Molestation Charges”

  1. Lori Vorkapich via Facebook October 21, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    that is terrible!

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