Indiana and Kentucky State Police joint investigation leads to arrest on child molestation and rape charges

WORTHINGTON – On Thursday, January 5, the Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia, Kentucky contacted the Indiana State Police Bloomington District about an active child molestation case that they were investigating and that some of the alleged criminal elements occurred in Indiana.

Kentucky State Police requested ISP locate and interview their suspect in Worthington, Indiana. 

After receiving the report, Bloomington District Detectives Trooper Ian Matthews and Master Trooper Allen Deel responded to the residence and located 31-year-old Christopher Allen Couch. During the investigation, Detective Matthews and Deel were assisted by Crime Scene Investigation Sergeant Eric Russell from the Indiana State Police Laboratory, Town Marshal Jacob Gambil and Deputy Town Marshal Michael McGough of the Worthington Police Department, and Representatives from the Indiana Department of Child Services with the execution of search warrants and other investigative techniques.

The investigation ultimately led to the arrest of Couch on charges of child molesting, a Level 1 felony, child seduction, a Level 3 felony, rape, a Level 3 felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Greene County Jail.

These charges are based on events that took place in Indiana. Additional criminal charges are pending in Kentucky.