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Child reports being touched inappropriately at Shelbyville apartment

Shelbyville Police are investigating an incident involving a child at an apartment complex.


On September 15, SPD dispatch received a call from a resident who lives in the Martin Estates apartment complex.  The complex is located on the north side of Shelbyville.


The complainant said her child (under 10 years old) told her about an incident which occurred the night before.  The mother said her child was removed from her bed and taken out of their apartment by a male.  The mother further stated her child said she was taken to another apartment in the same apartment complex.  While in the apartment, the child told her mother she was touched inappropriately and then the child left the apartment, and walked back to her apartment.  Officers arrived and took the initial report.


Later the same evening a second 911 call was received by dispatch.  The call was from the same caller.  This time, the mother stated the male had returned and was trying to gain entry into their apartment.  The mother of the child saw the male running from her apartment.  The mother described the person running as being similar to the description the child gave. 


The suspect was described as being a black male, approximately 5’5”, 120 lbs. with short dark hair.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Shelbyville Police Department, specifically the Criminal Investigative Division at 317-392-5118.  Callers may also contact the Shelbyville Police Department Dispatcher Center at 317-392-2511.