Arrest made 5 years after child molestation reported to authorities

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ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Vigo County man was arrested on child molestation charges five years after the alleged incident was reported to the Parke County Sheriff’s Office.

A warrant was issued in January for the arrest of 51-year-old Gene Beyers of West Terre Haute on a charge of molesting a child younger than 14. With the help of the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Parke County authorities were able to make an arrest Friday.

The allegations against Beyers stemmed from an incident that occurred in 2009 and was reported to authorities in 2015.

According to court records, the alleged victim was around 5 or 6 at the time of the incident. She told authorities she waited to tell anyone about the abuse because she was afraid she would be in trouble.

He was transported to the Parke County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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