Morgantown, Indiana – A Morgan County minister, Jonathon Harness and his wife, Buffy Harness were arrested in Columbus, Indiana and charged with multiple felony counts of child molestation.
Each was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, Class A felonies; two counts of criminal deviate conduct, Class B felonies; two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, class B felonies; and sexual battery and neglect of a dependent, both Class D felonies. Jonathan Harness also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of intimidation.
Two children were found unharmed inside a motel room a short time later.
The couple is now being held without bond.
Update 7/28 – Trial Date Set for October