ISP: SW Indiana man molested young girl several times over 3-year period

GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. - An southwestern-Indiana man was jailed this week after police said he molested a young Gibson County girl on several occasions during a three-year span.

Indiana State Police (ISP) said just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, investigators arrested Shannon Fryrear, 48, of Owensville, after a criminal investigation revealed he molested a girl numerous times between 2004 and 2007.

ISP initiated the investigation in early September after receiving information that Fryrear had molested the girl. Detectives said they were able to determine Fryrear had molested the girl on multiple occasions spanning the years when she was between 8 and 12 years old.

A felony warrant was issued for his arrest Monday afternoon and ISP arrested him at his mother’s home in Princeton, Ind., Tuesday morning. ISP said he was taken to the Gibson County Jail where he was later released after posting a $4,000 bond.

Fryrear faces one preliminary charge of child molesting, a Class-A felony.

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