Michael French of Orestes Indiana Arrested on Molestation Charges

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An Orestes man was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation.

Michael L. French, 38, was arrested on two counts of child molest, one a Class A felony and one a Class C felony, and a charge of a Class B felony incest.

The female victim said the acts happened to her consistently between the ages 6 and 13, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The alleged acts happened several years ago in multiple locations, primarily being homes in Alexandria and Elwood, she told police.

She told police that French “has raped her and sexually harassed her for almost her whole life,” according to the affidavit.

After the girl went through puberty, the acts became more aggressive, including holding her to the ground and covering her mouth so she couldn’t scream, according to the affidavit.

French was arrested on a warrant on Monday evening. A $35,000 full cash-only bond was set on his charges.

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