ISP: Brazil man molested child over 5 years

Morris arrested Thursday afternoon

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. - A Brazil man was arrested Thursday afternoon on multiple charges after police said he sexually abused a child over the course of five years.

Troopers with the Indiana State Police said James Morris, 67, molested a female victim from the time she she was 5 years old until she was 10 years old.

Police believe that on multiple occasions, Morris fondled the victim, forced her to perform sexual acts and he provided her with pornographic images, officials said.

Morris faces felony charges of child molesting, vicarious sexual gratification, dissemination of matter harmful to minors and child solicitation, police said.

Morris was being held in the Clay County Jail.

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