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Man Arrested On Sexual Misconduct Charges

Last updated on Monday, January 20, 2014

(WASHINGTON) - A 50-year-old man from Massachusetts is in the Washington County jail after a four-year investigation involving sexual misconduct with a then-14-year-old Washington County girl.

Back on January 31st of 2010, Trooper Rob Caudill from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, started an investigation on a report of sexual misconduct with a minor.

During the investigation, police learned that David M. Walsh, met a 14 year old girl on the internet, gained her confidence and made arrangements to meet her under the alias of David M. Walls at a home on Franklin School Road. The two then had sex.

Because of the alias and fake addresses, Trooper Caudill was never able to identify David Walsh as the predator.

As the investigation continued, Walsh continued to contact the juvenile and in October troopers were able to identify the alias, David M. Walls as David M. Walsh, from Massachusetts.

Earlier this month, Trooper Caudill received information that David M. Walsh would be in the state, to meet with the former juvenile, whom is now 18 years old, and her family in Borden. Police arrested David M. Walsh on the charges of sexual misconduct with a minor, B felony; child solicitation, B felony and inappropriate communication with a Mminor, D Felony.

Trooper Caudill believes David M. Walsh, was using the alias David M. Walls, in his effort to go undetected by police and believe there could be additional victims. Anyone who knows or has come in contact with Walls or Walsh in person, or by the internet, is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at 812-246-5424 and speak with Trooper Caudill or Detective Eickholtz.

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