28-Year-Old Medora Man Arrested for Child Molesting

28-Year-Old Medora Man Arrested for Child Molesting


A 28-year-old Medora man is in jail after a juvenile female told authorities he had touched her inappropriately at a rural Jackson County home.

James D. Lane, age 28, Medora, turned himself in on July 8 after a 3-month investigation. 

He was charged with one count of Child Molesting after being investigated by detectives with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post.

The investigation began in April 2021, when Indiana State Police Detective Nathaniel Adams was requested to conduct an investigation into allegations that a female juvenile had been molested by Lane. 

During an interview with the victim, conducted by the Child Advocacy Center in Bloomington, Indiana, the victim stated that she was touched inappropriately by Lane on an unknown date at a rural residence in Jackson County, Indiana.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for review. 

As a result, a warrant was issued for James Lane on one count of Child Molesting. 

On July 8, 2021, Lane turned himself into law enforcement. 

He was incarcerated in Jackson County pending his initial appearance in court.

Det. Adams was assisted by other investigators with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post and the Child Advocacy Center/Susie’s Place, Bloomington, Indiana.