Carmel man arrested after performing sexual act on undercover officer

Horton also faces drug charges

CARMEL, Ind. - A Carmel man was arrested after he performed a sexual act on an undercover officer for money Wednesday, police said.

The Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force received tips in August that Jonathon Horton, 46, was allegedly committing prostitution at his home in the 5400 block of 1st Avenue.

Neighbors told police they have noticed an unusually high number of men in their 40s and 50s coming and going from the home.

"We noticed several different cars in the last couple months that would stay an hour or two, but we didn't know what was going on," neighbor Robert Lancaster said.

An undercover officer went to Horton’s home on Sept. 11 to investigate, and that is when police said Horton performed the sexual act on the undercover officer for money.

Horton was then arrested and police obtained a search warrant for his home.

Carmel Police Major Aaron Dietz, division commander of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force, confirmed that a sex act took place in the course of the officer's investigation. Dietz said intercourse was not performed.

Police found and seized meth and drug paraphernalia during the search. Officers also seized multiple digital media storage devices, a cell phone and a computer hard drive to conduct a forensic analysis on the devices, police said.

Horton was charged with possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia and prostitution.

Horton was taken to the Hamilton County Jail following his arrest.

Investigators said they believe that prostitution had been going on at the home for a while.

Lancaster said Horton had fallen on hard times and was unemployed. His ex-wife was allowing him to borrow her car after his car was repossessed, Lancaster said.

Lancaster said police told him some of the things they found inside Horton's home were disturbing.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Carmel Police Department at 317-571-2500.

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