In October of 2020, Master Trooper Jarrod Lents initiated an investigation into allegations of improper sexual contact between an adult male and a female under the age of 14. 

During the nearly year-long investigation, probable cause was developed that Mauricio Bolanos, age 20 of Jasper, had sexual relations in early 2020 with a female under the age of 14.  Bolanos was over the age of 18 at the time of the interactions. 

On September 10th, 2021, a warrant was issued from the Dubois Circuit Court, charging Mauricio Bolanos with:

  • Child Molesting – level 3 felony
  • Sexual Misconduct with a Minor- level 5 felony

On September 13th, 2021, Troopers Lents and Villanueva located Bolanos at his residence in Jasper.  He was arrested without incident and transported to the Dubois County Jail.