(MITCHELL) – A Mitchell man was arrested after police say he molested an 8-year-old girl.
Indiana State Police arrested 26-year-old Steven Terrell on a felony charge of child molesting.
According to a Lawrence Superior Court I probable cause affidavit, ISP detectives received information on July 29 from Terrell’s wife reporting that an 8-year-old girl came to her four days before and told her Terrell touched her in a sexual manner.
When the girl was interviewed, the child said she and Terrell talked about sex and he asked if she would like for him to touch her.
The girl told police Terrell took her to his garage so no one would see what was happening. In the garage, Terrell took her pants down and molested her.
Terrell told police that the girl came to him with a “sex problem” and that he wanted him to help her. Terrell stated that he touched her sexually but that he did not have intercourse with her. He said it only happened one time.
Terrell was arrested and is being held in the Lawrence County jail on a $5,005 cash or $50,000 surety bond.