A 39-year-old Salem man has been arrested on multiple counts of child molestation and incest, according to the Indiana State Police.
Kurtis K. Walters, 39, Salem was arrested after a month-long investigation by ISP and charged with the following:
- Child Molesting
- Child molesting (fondling/touching child under 14)
The investigation began on December 8, 2022, when the allegations were first reported to the Salem Police Department.
After the initial report, the case was referred to detectives from the Indiana State Police–Versailles Post.
During the investigation by Detective Nate Adams, it was determined that over the course of approximately four years, Walters allegedly touched a child under the age of 14 inappropriately on multiple occasions in Washington County, Indiana.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
As a result, an arrest warrant was issued Wednesday out of the Washington County Circuit Court.
Walters was arrested this afternoon on initial charges of Child Molesting-Level 1 Felony (1 count) and Child Molesting-Level 4 Felony (7 counts).
He was incarcerated in the Washington County Jail pending an initial hearing in the Washington County Circuit Court.
The Indiana State Police was assisted in the investigation by the Salem Police Department, Indiana Department of Child Services, and the Comfort House-Child Advocacy Center.