date set four years after alleged molestation
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
Justin McGuire, 23, Madison, has been charged in Ripley Circuit
Court with Child Molesting, a Class B Felony.
Detective Thomas Baxter of the Indiana State Police, Versailles
Post, received information on July 2, 2007, from the Port Orange
Florida Police Department about a report of child molesting that
allegedly took place in Ripley County in January of 2004.
According to court records, the alleged victim was visiting family
members when the crime took place. She would have been about 10-years-old
at that time. Information given to police noted that the child
was taken to the basement by McGuire, where he put tape over her
mouth and molested her.
Initially, when McGuire was questioned at his place of employment
in Sunman, on July 3, 2007 he denied having ever touched his niece.
He offered to take a polygraph test. The probable cause goes on
to state that McGuire was interviewed further where he revealed
he had engaged in sexual intercourse with (the victim),
and that this had occurred at his fathers residence on Old
Michigan Rd. in Ripley County.
According to information from Jail Officer Sara Hildebrand, McGuire
was incarcerated on October 5, 2007 and bonded out on October
10, 2007. According to Prosecutor Ric Hertel, trial dates have
been set for February 5, 6, and 7, 2008.