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ISP: Knox man charged with sexual misconduct

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A Knox, Ind., man has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor following an investigation by the Indiana State Police.

Keith Thatcher, 36, was arrested on that charge on Tuesday and transported to the Starke County Jail, where he was awaiting extradition to LaPorte County, where the alleged misconduct occurred, police said.

The investigation began on Aug. 6, when ISP Det. Chris Campione received information about a 15-year-old girl involved in sexual misconduct since July 2012. At that time, police said, she had been residing in Michigan City and Thatcher was an acquaintance of her family.

Sexual misconduct with a minor is a Class B felony punishable by a term of six to 20 years.

The ISP said that the investigation is ongoing.


Posted 9/4/2013