Police: Teenager sexually assaulted at party

Mug shot of Donald R. Pinkerton courtesy Indiana State Police.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Indiana State Police arrested a man Friday after an investigation into a possible sexual battery that happened in June.

According to state police, Donald R. Pinkerton, 38, of rural Garrett has been accused of forcibly touching a 16-year-old girl in a sexual manner at a party on June 20, 2015. Pinkerton has been accused of grabbing the teenager’s hand and forcing her to touch him in a similar way.

Police said the victim reported the incident four days after it happened. A release from the state indicated there was an immediate investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and the case was referred to the prosecutor’s office for review.

Pinkerton was arrested and taken to the DeKalb County Jail on one count of sexual battery, which is a felony. His bail was set at $2,000.

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