An Indiana man facing weapons and ammunitions charges in California after telling officers he was headed to a gay pride event now faces charges in Indiana for allegedly molesting a girl.
Prosecutors in southern Indiana’s Clark County charged 20-year-old James Wesley Howell with one count of child molesting Wednesday.
- RELATED: Police list weapons, items found in car of Indiana man arrested on way to California pride parade, June 15, 2016
Prosecutor Jeremy Mull tells The Associated Press that Howell took a 12-year-old girl to a state forestry property May 31 and had sex with her. Mull says Howell met the girl through an adult friend.
He says a police detective in that case interviewed Howell on June 7.
Mull says it’s a “logical conclusion” that Howell traveled to California to flee the child molestation investigation. He says he intends to eventually have Howell extradited to Indiana.
A message left for Howell family lawyer Bobby Boyd of Louisville, Kentucky, seeking comment on the allegations wasn’t immediately returned.
The post Man arrested in California faces child molesting charge in Indiana appeared first on 95.3 MNC.