On Friday, April 3, 2002, Indiana State Police (ISP) detectives arrested Christian K. Pittman, 21, Corydon, Indiana on numerous felony charges including Child Sexual Trafficking and Rape.
ISP Detective Chris Tucker and the Indiana Department of Child Services were contacted in February after a 14-year-old female run-a-way made allegations she had been raped by Pittman.
Detective Tucker and child advocates then conducted a forensic interview with the victim and began an investigation.
During the investigation, Detective Tucker received information that Christian Pittman drugged and raped the 14-year-old. Pittman originally came in to contact with the victim in January when he found her walking along the roadway in the early morning hours.
The investigation revealed Pittman also forced the girl to perform sex acts on others for pay or in trade for drugs in the days that followed. The investigation also uncovered that Pittman had the victim pose for images that were then sold online.
Detective Tucker, working in conjunction with the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, requested search and arrest warrant for Christian Pittman.
Pittman was taken into custody without incident on Friday morning. Pittman is housed at the Harrison County Jail.
Christian K. Pittman is charged with the following:
- Child Sexual Trafficking, 1 Count, Level 2 Felony
- Promotion of Child Sexual Trafficking, 1 Count, Level 3 Felony
- Rape, 2 Counts, Level 3 Felony
- Human Trafficking, 1 Count, Level 5 Felony
- Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, 3 Counts, Level 5 Felony
- Child Exploitation, 3 Counts, Level 5 Felony
ISP units were assisted by the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office and the Indiana Department of Child’s Services.