South Carolina man arrested for molestation

A 21-year-old South Carolina man is in custody following an investigation of a missing 13-year-old by the Indiana State Police in December. 

Jonathan J. Lopez, 21, Aiken, S.C., is being charged with child molesting (fondling/touching a child under 14), which is a level 1 felony. According to a probable cause affidavit the charge stems from an investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Travis Baker. 

Baker was assigned to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Department with an investigation Dec. 29, of a missing 13-year-old female. The missing female is identified as victim one in the report and Baker said in the report she was located a few days later on Jan. 4, at Lopez’ residence in South Carolina and was safely returned to Washington County. 

See complete story in The Salem Democrat, Feb. 11 edition available now digitally and to be delivered to newsstands this evening and in mailboxes on Thursday.


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