Indiana an arrested for child molestation

Jon Anthony

JENNINGS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a man is behind bars after being accused of sexually assaulting a child.

On Wednesday, troopers with the Versailles Post arrested a 21-year-old Jennings County man on charges of Child Molesting and Child Solicitation.

The investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Andrew Mitchell began when allegations of child molesting were made against Jon W. Anthony of North Vernon, Indiana.

During the course of the investigation, Detective Mitchell determined that Anthony allegedly molested a child under the age of 14 at a location in Jackson County, Indiana. The investigation also determined that Anthony contacted a second child under the age of 14 on social media and attempted to solicit the child for sexual contact.

The investigation ultimately led to a warrant being issued for Jon Anthony on one count of Child Molesting, Level 4 Felony, and one count of Child Solicitation, Level 4 Felony.

Anthony was arrested yesterday without incident at his residence. He was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail pending his initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court.

During the course of the investigation, Detective Mitchell determined that Anthony allegedly molested a child under the age of 14

Charges: Child Molesting (One Count)-Level 4 Felony

Child Solicitation (One Count)-Level 4 Felony