Petersburg man arrested for child molesting

From Local Sources


PETERSBURG — A Petersburg man was arrested today and charged with child molesting.

Indiana State Police Detectives initiated a criminal investigation on May 30 after receiving an allegation that a male under the age of 14 had been sexually molested by Harley Deweese, 21, of Petersburg. The alleged incident occurred during the month of May at an undisclosed location in Pike County.

After reviewing the criminal investigation, the Pike County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Deweese. He was charged with child molesting, a Level 1 felony.

Around 12:30 this afternoon, Deweese was arrested at his residence without incident and taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office and Petersburg Police Department assited ISP.

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

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