Wabash man arrested on multiple counts

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WABASH, Ind. (WLFI) — A Wabash man has been arrested for child molestation and sexual battery.

According to Indiana State Police, after a recent criminal investigation Juan Martinez, 44, of Wabash, Indiana, was arrested on four felony charges. He is currently being held in the Wabash County Jail on a 72 hour hold, without bond.

The investigation ensued after ISP received reports of Martinez allegedly been observed committing a sexual act with a 12-year-old girl. Detectives said they found evidence that Martinez was involved with the girl from May to July of this year.

Martinez was taken into custody and faces charges of sexual battery and child molestation.

Indiana State Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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