Wabash County man arrested for child molestation

Mug shot of Ernest Hurt courtesy the Wabash County Sheriff's Department.

WABASH COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A Wabash County man has been arrested after detectives learned he may have molested a then 13-year-old Miami County boy.

Ernest Hurt, 41, is facing two counts of child molestation and two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, all felonies.

The investigation into Hurt started when the Department of Child Services in Miami County contacted Indiana State Police and said a then 13-year-old Miami County boy may have been molested by Hurt. Hurt is accused of committing the sexual acts multiple times, from 2011 until June 2013.

Hurt was arrested at his home Tuesday morning by Wabash County Sheriff’s deputies.


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