Vernon Fredrickson, 51, Coatesville, was booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday, April 10 on charges of child molestation.
Fredrickson is alleged to have molested a child in his care between 2001 and 2004. According to the affidavit, the incidents happened no more than 10 times and no less than two.
The family member spoke with a member of Child Protective Services on Feb. 6, where she outlined the instances that she says occurred.
"All but one [incident] happened in Bainbridge. The one incident happened out of state while on vacation," according to the probable cause affidavit.
Indiana State Police Detective Deanna Jones stated that on Feb. 28, she spoke with the mother of the victim to ask what her knowledge of situation was. The mother said she suspected something when the girl was around the age of 7. She then confronted Fredrickson and said, "he was so sorry and that it only happened once."
The mother said at that time, she did not question the child about the activities. However, the child did have a talk with Fredrickson at one point following the first incident where he told her, "I know it was wrong and I'm sorry," and that it happened "because [Fredrickson] was a pilot and was gone a lot and didn't get enough attention when I was home," according to the affidavit.
Detective Jones stated that on Feb. 18, she telephoned Fredrickson and requested an interview. She stated that Fredrickson never asked what the case was about or what it involved.
He also never asked any questions but simply wanted to set the meeting as soon as possible.
On Feb. 19, Fredrickson left a message at the State Police Post requesting that Jones call him. According to the affidavit, when she did, he indicated he was going to acquire an attorney.
On Feb. 21, Jones received a fax from the Attorney Carolyn Rader requesting that Jones let her know when a warrant would be issued because she would like to surrender her client.
Fredrickson had an initial court appearance and has since been released on bond.