Jesus Velasquez of Union City Indiana Arrested for Child Molesting

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A 25 year-old Union City, Indiana man has been arrested on charges that he molested a 12 year old female acquaintance.

Jesus Jonathan Damian Velasquez was arrested on Friday and charged with child molesting, a Level 1 felony. If convicted, Velasquez faces a 20 to 40 year prison sentence.

Velasquez currently is being held in the Randolph County Jail on a $70,000 bond. An initial hearing is set for 11 a.m. Thursday in Randolph County Circuit Court.

According to charging documents, Union City police were notified last week by a family friend of the victim of the alleged molestation. Velasquez is accused of fondling and groping the girl on the evening of May 25 at an apartment complex in Union City.

The defendant reportedly admitted to knowing the girl who he said was a family friend. He told officers that he believed the victim was 14 years old and that she knew how old he was. According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, he did not admit to molesting the girl, but he did admit to kissing her.

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