A Liberty Township
resident has been charged with attempted child molesting.
Josh A. Fuller, 29,
with a listed address of 888 N. Meridian Road, was charged on May 8.
According to the
probable cause affidavit filed by the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, on
Nov. 28, 2016, the Department of Child Services was informed by the mother
of a girl younger than 14 that, one week earlier, Fuller had exposed himself
to her daughter in the bedroom of Fuller’s home on Meridian Road and
attempted to get the girl to touch him intimately.
In a subsequent
interview, the girl advised that Fuller “held her and began to pull her from
the shoulder,” at which time “she started to kick and punch at him until he
released his hold of her,” the affidavit stated.
When interviewed by
the PCSP on Dec. 12, Fuller “denied the allegation” but allowed that the
girl “saw (him exposed) while he was using the bathroom and he turned to
shut the door,” the affidavit stated.
When asked why the
girl might have said that she saw him exposed in the bedroom, Fuller “simply
stated ‘It did not happen in my bedroom.’”
scripted as if he had practiced what he wanted to say to me,” noted the PCSP
investigator in the affidavit. “When confronted about his denial, Fuller
stated ‘I will stick with that story until the day I die.’”
molesting is a Level 4 felony punishable by a term of two to 12 years.