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Wabash Man Arrested for Child Molestation and Sexual Battery

WABASH, Ind. (WOWO): A Wabash man faces four felony charges, including two for child molestation. 44-year-old Juan Martinez was arrested after a criminal investigation by the Indiana State Police. The investigation started after police received information that Martinez had allegedly been seen committing a sexual act with a 12-year-old girl. Police say the investigation revealed that from May of 2014 until July 27, 2014, Martinez had allegedly committed sexual acts with a 12-year-old Wabash County girl. The suspect was taken into custody to face four felony charges. He faces a class A felony charge for child molestation and a class D felony charge for sexual battery (prior to July 1, 2014). He also faces a level 1 felony charge for child molestation and a level 6 felony charge for sexual battery (after July 1, 2014). At last report, Martinez was being held in the Wabash County Jail on a 72-hour hold, with no bond. The investigation is ongoing.

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