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Man Facing 19 Counts Of Child Molestation

Last updated on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

(GREENFIELD) - A central Indiana man faces 19 child molesting counts and other charges for allegedly molesting three girls and a boy since 2001.

42-year-old Michael Spencer of New Palestine was held on $75,000 bond Tuesday in the Hancock County Jail. He's also charged with three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of vicarious sexual gratification. He pleaded not guilty during an initial hearing Monday.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department said it arrested Spencer on Friday after one of the victims confided in a friend.

Investigators say the girls were under 14 when Spencer had sex with or fondled them. The boy told officers Spencer touched him inappropriately. The incidents occurred as recently as three weeks ago.

A telephone message seeking comment was left for Spencer's public defender.

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