December 27, 2013

Peru man charged with child molesting

Female juvenile reported incidents at sheriff's office.

From staff reports

---- — PERU — A 35-year-old Peru man faces charges of child molestation and sexual misconduct after deputies say a female juvenile reported she engaged in inappropriate conduct with him.

John E. Minns, 5300 block of North Mexico Road, was arrested last week on two Class A felony charges of child molestation and three Class B felony charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Deputies said the female juvenile came to the sheriff’s office to report inappropriate sexual conduct with Minns, who was her mother’s boyfriend.

The victim reported the sexual conduct started as early as 2011 and occurred up until the middle of this year.

According to statements, the incidents occurred multiple times in two separate locations.

Deputies said Minns voluntarily agreed to an interview. He was taken into custody without incident.

He is currently being held on a $175,000 bond at the Miami County jail.

The Indiana Department of Child Services is providing assistance to the victim.