Terre Haute Firefighter Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

(TERRE HAUTE) – A Terre Haute firefighter is behind bars after he was accused of sex crimes against children.

The Terre Haute Police Department arrested 46-year-old Rodger Plunkett II, Wednesday on five felony counts of child molestation.

Rodger Plunkett II

Plunkett is a member of the Terre Haute Fire Department, and a member of the department’s Honor Guard.

According to a Vigo Superior Court 1 probably cause affidavit,

Plunkett performed sex acts with two minor children when they were age 7 and younger. Those children are now adults.

The victims did not report the abuse until recently after one of them had a mental health evaluation.

Another adult woman told investigators Plunkett has been sending child pornography to her cell phone for months, and that she found child pornography on hard drives he had used.

The woman said Plunkett has also asked her to include children in their sex life.

Judge John Roach set bond Plunkett’s bail at $100,000 with no 10 percent allowed.

There has been no word on Plunkett’s status as a firefighter.