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Man Arrested For Child Molestation

Last updated on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

(PERU, IN) - Indiana State Police arrested a Peru man on child molestation and sexual battery charges.

Authorities allege 41-year-old Jeffrey Smith molested an 8-year-old girl at her Miami County home and beat up the child's older sister.

Smith tried to flee from police by jumping into the Wabash River but surrendered shortly afterwards.

Smith is being held at on $20,000 bond.

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