Indiana child molestation suspect arrested in Alabama

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Aaron Jenkins

UPDATE (April 6, 2018)– Aaron Robert Jenkins was sentenced to 13 years. Ten years will be served in the Department of Correction and the remaining three years will be spent on supervised probation.  He will undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and go through a sex offender treatment program.

Original story:

EVA, Ala. (AP) — A man wanted on child molestation charges in Indiana has been arrested in Alabama.

News outlets report that 34-year-old Aaron Robert Jenkins was arrested Tuesday night. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said in a news release that deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia at a home, and charged Jenkins with two misdemeanors.

Authorities later discovered that Jenkins is wanted in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, on felony charges of molesting, fondling or touching a child and attempting to commit child exploitation in connection with a 2016 incident.

His bond for the misdemeanor charges is $600. He’s being held for extradition to Indiana.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer. Further details haven’t been released.

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