Council member charged with child molestation
Police: Adams abused 8-year-old
Last Updated: 87 days ago
HARTFORD CITY, Ind. - A Hartford City public official was arrested on child molestation charges, officials said.
John S. Adams is a retired educator from Blackford County and a current Hartford City Common Council and Board of Public Works member, ABC affiliate WPTA reported.
Adams is accused of molesting a child multiple times starting when the child was 8, court documents said.
Officials said Adams was caught on audio tape talking to the victim about the abuse.
The victim did not come forward sooner because of Adams’ role in the community, WPTA reported.
Court documents also said Adams might have abused other children and provided alcohol to minors.
In an interview with investigators, Adams admitted to some of the allegations about the sexual encounters, WPTA reported.
Officers with the Hartford City Police Department said the case remains under investigation.
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