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Wabash County man arrested for child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor

 

During the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 2, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Rozzi resulted in the arrest of Earnest T. Hurt, 41, 608 South Miami Street, Wabash. Hurt was incarcerated in the Wabash County Jail to face two felony charges for child molestation and two felony charges for sexual misconduct with a minor.

Detective Rozzi started an investigation after receiving information from the Miami County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services that a Miami County boy had possibly been molested. Detective Rozzi’s investigation revealed that Hurt had allegedly committed sexual acts with a then 13-year-old Miami County boy. The sex acts purportedly occurred on multiple occasions from 2011 until June 2013.

Hurt was arrested at his residence when Wabash County Sheriff’s deputies served him with a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging two counts of child molestation and two counts for sexual misconduct with a minor.

Detective Rozzi was assisted with this investigation by Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Art Stouffer.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Posted on 2014 Sep 09