A 37-year-old man is wanted on charges of child molesting after he allegedly fondled a 6-year-old girl in the child’s bedroom last year.
A judge issued an arrest warrant for Johnny Kline, who was listed under a Mishawaka address, and set his bond at $10,000 cash or $100,000 corporate surety, according to documents filed in St. Joseph Superior Court this week.
He is charged with Level 1 and Level 4 felony counts of child molesting, along with a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy for allegedly violating a protective order.
In the documents, prosecutors alleged Kline, who is acquainted with the girl’s family, came into her bedroom one night in October 2014, took off her pants and touched her sexually.
The girl’s family contacted the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit after she told some family members about the incident. In an interview with police, Kline admitted he was in the girl’s room but denied the accusations that he fondled her, according to the documents.