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sabato 13 maggio 2017
Man arrested for sexual abuse of 2-year-old toddler
ELWOOD — Alerted by relatives and a former girlfriend, Madison County Sheriff's Deputies on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old Elwood man on preliminary charges of child molestation and other related charges.
Michael B. Maddox is accused of sexual misconduct with intimate child relatives — both male and female — at least one of whom was a 2-year-old toddler, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.
Maddox is currently being held in the Madison County Jail on a $100,000 full cash bond, on preliminary charges of Level 1 felony child molestation, Level 3 felony vicarious sexual gratification, Level 4 felony child solicitation, and Level 6 felony dissemination of matter harmful to minor.
He appeared before Madison County Magistrate Judge Steven Clase Friday morning for an initial hearing. Clase granted a request from the Madison County Prosecutor's office to delay the filing of formal charges for 72 hours.
The Herald Bulletin does not publish the names of sexual abuse victims.
In interviews at Kids Talk, the Madison County Child Advocacy Center in Anderson, children described watching child and adult pornography with Maddox; watching him masturbate, and instruction videos, according to the probable cause statement.
Sheriff's investigators seized seized multiple computers, media storage devices, cellular telephones, and sex toys, according to court records. All that material will be sent to the Indiana State Police cyber crimes unit where it will be evaluated.
Maddox was read a Miranda warning during an interview with sheriff's investigators, and voluntarily waived his right silence and agreed to talk, according to the court statement.
He admitted to them that he suffered from an addiction to methamphetamine, but when that interview turned to the subject of pornography, "Mr. Maddox indicated he would invoke his right to having a lawyer present during questioning. The interview was then stopped," according to the probable cause.