Wabash man accused of molesting 12-year-old

Mug shot of Juan Martinez provided by the Wabash County Sheriff's Dept.
Mug shot of Juan Martinez provided by the Wabash County Sheriff's Dept.

WABASH, Ind. (WANE) – A Wabash man is facing felony child molestation charges after police got a report he had been seen molesting a child.

According to the release from Indiana State Police, Juan Martinez, 44, of Wabash, is accused of committing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl from May 2014 to July 27, 2014.

Martinez has been taken into custody and faces the following felony charges:

  • Child molestation (prior to July 1)
  • Sexual battery (prior to July)
  • Child molestation (after July 1)
  • Sexual battery (after July 1)

As of Wednesday morning, Martinez was being held in the Wabash County Jail on a 72 hour hold, with no bond.

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