A Hardinsburg, Indiana man is in jail this evening on charges of battering his step-children.
Devin Wilson, 22, Hardinsburg, was arrested and charged with Battery on a Child Less than 14 Years of Age Causing Serious Bodily Injury (x2), Level 5 Felony
On April 12, Trooper Brock Werne began assisting the Indiana Child Protective Services with an investigation involving a five-year-old girl, who had allegedly been struck with a belt.
Through the course of the investigation, Werne learned that the child’s stepfather, Wilson, had not only struck the five-year-old, but also struck his 19-month-old stepdaughter with a belt, hard enough to leave markings on her back side.
After turning the case over to the Orange County Prosecutor’s Office on May 9th, a warrant for Wilson was issued on May 22nd for two counts of Battery on a Person Less than 14 Years of Age Causing Injury.
Werne and Trooper Steven Sexton arrested Wilson today outside the Orange County Courthouse without incident.
He was transported to the Orange County Jail where he is being held on a $300,000 cash bond.