MUNCIE, Ind. - A convicted sex offender accused of repeatedly abusing a young girl has reached a plea deal with central Indiana prosecutors calling for him to face a 40-year prison sentence.
Thirty-six-year-old Christopher Robert Peterson was arrested in February 2013. The Star Press reports police say Peterson told officers he had been convicted of a sex crime in New York and acknowledged molesting the girl at least 20 times.
The alleged victim is under age 10. She told investigators Peterson forced her to engage in sex acts over a two-year period.
Peterson pleaded guilty last week in Delaware Circuit Court to one count of child molesting in a plea deal calling for a 40-year sentence.
A judge weighing whether to accept Peterson's plea has set an Oct. 6 sentencing hearing.
Gift cards: Don't lose money on fees
If you either gave a gift card or got one for the holidays, you helped make history.
Indiana DNR offers camping gift cards
Indiana residents stumped by what holiday gift to buy a friend or relative who loves the great outdoors now have the option of reserving them…
Pence's deputy chief of staff resigns
A top adviser to Gov. Mike Pence has resigned to take a job at the University of Texas.
$220K worth of heroin found in shipped baby crib
Two Polish nationals face criminal charges after more than $200,000 worth of heroin was found inside a baby playpen that arrived at a…
I-65 bridge project easing over holidays
Motorists traveling between Louisville and southern Indiana during the holidays may find driving a little easier with no new interstate or…
Ind. giving $4M to 5 cities to battle blight
Five Indiana communities are receiving a total of $4 million to eliminate blighted and abandoned homes.