A 24-year-old Shoals man was arrested by the Indiana State Police on charges of child molesting. 

Ashton V. Pottorff, age 24, of Shoals, was charged with one count of Child Molesting, a Level 1 Felony.

In late December 2020,ISP was made aware of child molesting allegations against Pottorf.

The ISP began an investigation into the allegations and Trooper Steve Nolan, of the Jasper Post, was assigned the case.

After an investigation, Trooper Nolan submitted charging information to the Martin County Prosecutor’s Office.

On January 25, 2021, Martin County Circuit Court issued a felony warrant for the arrest of Pottorff.

On January 27, 2021, at 10:05 am, Trooper Nolan took Pottorff into custody on the warrant at his residence and transported him to the Martin County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

Assisting in the arrest were Indiana State Police Detective Jarrod Lents and Martin County Sheriff Travis Roush.

Assisting agencies: Department of Child Services, Martin County Sheriff’s Office, and SWIACC (Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition).