On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, an investigation led by the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes against Children task force (ICAC) resulted in the arrest of a Charlestown, Indiana man for possession and dissemination of child pornography. Two counts of child molesting were added Thursday as the investigation continued.
The investigation began in October of this year when Indiana State Police Investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. That investigation led investigators from the Sellersburg ICAC Task Force to interview Justin Allen Freytag, 36, of Charlestown. Officers also requested and were granted a search warrant for his residence.
As a result of the initial interview and investigation, Freytag was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, a level 6 felony, and Dissemination of Child Pornography, a level 5 felony. Officers then requested a second search warrant based on information gathered during the initial search. Justin Freytag was remanded into the Clark County Jail on Wednesday; however, the investigation continued.
On Thursday, November 19, 2020, acting on new information gathered during the search warrants, officers charged Justin Freytag with one count of Child Molestation, a level 1 felony, and one count of Child Molestation, a level 4 felony.
This investigation is ongoing. Freytag’s bail has been set at $100,000 full cash.