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Terre Haute man arrested on one count of child molesting

A retired Terre Haute man has been charged with child molesting.

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017 2:09 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A retired Terre Haute man has been charged with child molesting.

Police report 74-year-old John Yocum was picked up Thursday by the Vigo County Sheriff's Office on one count of child molesting.

According to court documents, Yocum touched a 12-year-old girl inappropriately while she was staying at a friend's house.

Yocum claims he doesn't remember doing anything to the girl, however he says the victim has no reason to lie.

Bail has been set at $50,000 with no 10 percent allowed.

Yocum is set to appear in court on Dec. 13.

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