LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two men are behind bars in Clark County, Indiana, after separate cases of child molestation and incest.
Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said cases like these are hitting his desk more often and he wishes he could put an end to them.
"Within the last week, I think I filed probably half a dozen child molestation charges here in Clark County," Mull said. "It's terrible. They're the sort of cases where the victims go through a lot of trauma and results in a lifetime of therapy."
In one of the two cases filed in the last week, Mull said the victim came forward almost immediately.
The victim, a young girl under the age of 14, divulged the information to a family member the morning after the acts.
She said Anthony Hart, 31, began rubbing his hand on her privates and at one point, grabbed her hand and attempted to place it on his. The affidavit states the relative immediately confronted Hart who denied the act. That's when police arrived on scene.
"Their investigation confirmed that this had happened and as a result of that, we did charge him with one count of child molesting and one count of incest," Mull said.
The charges could carry a sentence of up to 50 years if convicted.
In a second case, Frank Glover, 50, was charged with incest and three counts of child molestation.
"The abuse had been ongoing over a period of several months to a couple years," Mull said.
The young female victim in this case told police Glover used to take naked photos of her and other family members when she was just 13 years old. At an earlier age, she said Glover forced her to perform and receive oral sex on multiple occasions. An affidavit states the victim worried others in her family may have fallen victim to his requests.
"They're tough cases to investigate," Mull said. "It puts the victims through a lot, but it's our position that they be prosecuted aggressively and we do our best to make sure that when someone's convicted, that they serve a lengthy prison sentence."