According to the affidavit against 31-year-old Quincy J. Franklin, the girl told investigators that Franklin had molested her two times a week since about September. The girl reportedly told police that the incidents took place between the time she got home from school and when the girl’s mother came home from work.
The incidents recently stopped because the girl’s mother has been home sick from work for about three weeks, police said. When the mother was scheduled to return to work on Monday, the 11-year-old asked her not to go back because Franklin would do things to her, according to the affidavit.
Three siblings of the 11-year-old reportedly confirmed that Franklin would take the girl into his bedroom and close the door. During an interview with investigators, Franklin wrote a letter of apology to the girl, according to the affidavit. He is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.
In total, Franklin is charged with 80 counts of child molesting, 16 counts each of fives forms of the crime. He is also accused of dealing marijuana after police allegedly discovered 1.5 ounces of the drug inside his home while executing a search warrant as part of the investigation.
Vanderburgh Circuit Court Administrator Julia Langerak on Tuesday found probable cause to hold Franklin on the charges and set his bond at $100,000 cash. Prosecutors have until 1 p.m. Friday to file formal charges.