North Vernon man faces charges of Child Molestation, Incest

A North Vernon man was arrested after the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department began investigating possible child molesting and incest.

Lt. Mike Mowery says that the alleged victim is under the age of fourteen. He says that the investigation began after the department

Jeffrey Newton; Photo courtesy of the Jennings County Sheriff's Dept.
Jeffrey Newton; Photo courtesy of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

received a report of the alleged incidents Sunday night. Mowry says that after an extensive investigation by Sgt. Allen Ritchie and Det. Sgt. Jeff Jones, search warrants were obtained for 44-year-old Jeffrey S. Newton. Authorities say that the warrants were executed at 4:39 p.m. on Monday, resulting in Newton’s arrest.

Mowery says that Newton was booked into the Jennings County Jail on preliminary charges of Child Molestation (Level 1 Felony) and Incest (Level 4 Felony). He adds that Newton is being held without Bond pending an initial hearing.