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Johnson County child molest arrest

An Indianapolis man is accused of molesting a Johnson County girl he helped babysit.


Jonathan Thompson, 27, was faces charges of child molesting and statutory rape, reports The Daily Journal.


The Johnson County Sheriff's Office started investigating Thompson in January after the girl repeatedly said Thompson touched her genitals.


According to court documents, the victim said Thompson would touch and spank her over her clothes or underwear while she was sleeping. 


The Daily Journal says the victim told her parents about Thompson touching her and they confronted him, but he denied her claims.


Police contacted Thompson last month and set up an interview, but Johnson did not show up.


Thompson was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Johnson Co. Jail, where he was being held Wednesday on bond.