Steuben County Man Arrested And Charged With Sexual Misconduct With A Minor

By Ian Hoover- (21Alive)

Steuben County Man Arrested And Charged With Sexual Misconduct With A Minor

November 9, 2013 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM EDT

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind (21Alive) -- A 38-year-old man from Hamilton Lake was arrested yesterday evening by the Indiana State Police following an investigation into an allegation that he was having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

According to Master Trooper Robert J. Brophy, on or about October 15th of this year, a third party complaint was lodged with the Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne alleging that Chad J. Clark, 38 from Hamilton Lake had been engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl since February of this year.

As a result of Brophy's comprehensive investigation, the Steuben County Circuit Court issued an arrest warrant for Clark on four counts of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor, all Class B Felonies. At approximately 545 p.m. yesterday evening, Brophy and Senior Trooper Stephan J. Smeltzley went to Clark's residence in the 150 block of Lane 220 at Hamilton Lake and took Clark into custody without incident. He was taken to and incarcerated in the Steuben County Jail and is being held without bond.

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