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Liberty man charged with attempted child molesting

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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.’”

“Fuller appeared 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.’”

Attempted child molesting is a Level 4 felony punishable by a term of two to 12 years.



Posted 5/18/2017




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