Elkhart man jailed on child molestation charges Created by jzimney on 8/18/2014 9:18:44 PM Pin It
An Elkhart man is behind bars on suspicion of molesting a female relative for nearly a decade.
According to a court documents, 23 year-old Dereck Dooley sexually abused his victim from the time the girl was 6 years old. Last summer, she reported the abuse to her mother.
The Elkhart Truth reports she told forensic interviewer that Dooley had begun kissing her and touching her and that the contact escalated over the years.
A witness also described to police seeing Dooley touch the girl in an inappropriate manner.
Dooley is charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and child molesting.
He remains in the Elkhart County Jail on $60,000 bond.