Yesterday, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested a Seymour, Indiana man for Child Molesting following a four month investigation.

The investigation by Detective Jason Duncan, Indiana State Police-Versailles, began in May of this year when a female came forward to report she had been molested by Jerry W. Rice, age 73, on multiple occasions in the early to mid-nineties when she was between 3 and 9 years old. 

The female reported that the alleged incidents occurred at a home owned by Rice in rural Jackson County.

Through the course of the investigation, Det. Duncan located a second victim of Rice who had not come forward until now. 

The second victim told investigators that Rice molested her in the mid-eighties in Vallonia, Indiana.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the Indiana State Police submitted the case to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for review. 

Yesterday, September 27th, the Indiana State Police served an arrest warrant on Jerry Rice.  He was arrested at his residence in Jackson County without further incident.

Rice was charged with two counts of Child Molesting, Class A Felony, and two counts of Child Molesting, Class C Felony.  He was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail pending his initial court appearance in the Jackson Circuit Court.