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ISP: Charlestown man arrested on child molestation, pornography charges

Following two congruent investigations, Indiana State Police have charged 36-year-old Justin Freytag on multiple counts.

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. — According to Indiana State Police, 36-year-old Justin Freytag has been arrested on numerous counts of child molestation and pornography charges. 

ISP's investigation began in October when investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. That investigation led to an interview with Freytag of Charlestown. Officers also requested and were granted a search warrant for his residence.

As a result of the initial interview and investigation, Freytag was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, a level 6 felony, and Dissemination of Child Pornography, a level 5 felony. 

Officers then requested a second search warrant based on information gathered during the initial search. 

Freytag was remanded into the Clark County Jail on Wednesday; however, ISP's investigation continued.

On Thursday, acting on new information gathered during the search warrants, officers charged Freytag with one count of Child Molestation, a level 1 felony, and one count of Child Molestation, a level 4 felony.

This investigation remains ongoing. Freytag’s bail has been set at $100,000 full cash.


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