Jennings County Man Arrested for Child Molesting

Jennings County Man Arrested for Child Molesting


Yesterday, troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post arrested a 21-year-old Jennings County man on charges of Child Molesting and Child Solicitation.

The investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Andrew Mitchell began when allegations of child molesting were made against Jon W. Anthony, age 21, North Vernon, Indiana.

During the course of the investigation, Detective Mitchell determined that Anthony allegedly molested a child under the age of 14 at a location in Jackson County, Indiana.

The investigation also determined that Anthony contacted a second child under the age of 14 on social media and attempted to solicit the child for sexual contact.

The investigation ultimately led to a warrant being issued for Jon Anthony on one count of Child Molesting, Level 4 Felony, and one count of Child Solicitation, Level 4 Felony.

Anthony was arrested yesterday without incident at his residence. He was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail pending his initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court.