Loogootee man arrested for child molestation

By Herald Staff

A Martin County man was arrested last week for child molestation.

In April 2021, an Indiana State Police detective began investigating a child molestation case originating in Martin County. During the investigation, probable cause was developed that Gage Lechner, 20, of Loogootee, had committed sexual acts with a child under 14 years of age.

On Friday, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Lechner. That evening, he was located in the Alfordsville area by Daviess and Martin County sheriff’s deputies. Lechner was incarcerated at the Martin County jail and is being held without bond.

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