TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a county correctional officer has been arrested on a warrant for child molestation.

Kenneth Smithee, 51, was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 30 on a warrant for three counts of child molesting, according to a news release from Sheriff John Plasse. Smithee has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case stemming from these criminal charges, Plasse said.

Smithee is being charged with the following:

  • Child Molesting where defendant is at least 21 years of age, Class 1 Felony (2 counts)
  • Child Molesting Fondling or Touching with child under 14, Class 4 Felony 

Anyone with information regarding the investigation should contact the Indiana State Police, Plasse said.

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