Russellville man, 68, facing child molestation charges
RUSSELLVILLE -- A 68-year-old Putnam County man was arrested at noon Thursday on charges of child molestation.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division at the Putnamville Post served a Putnam County arrest warrant on Fred Leroy Legrand for two counts of child molestation, a Class C felony.
Legrand was taken into custody at his Russellville home without incident. He was incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail without bond, State Police said.
On March 28, the Indiana Department of Child and Family Services in Putnam County contacted the Putnamville Post requesting assistance with allegations of child molestation against Legrand.
During the investigation, Indiana State Police Det. Sam Stearley developed information alleging that Legrand fondled a 10-year-old female friend of the family at his northern Putnam County home.
The acts allegedly occurred on March 24, 2011 during the victim's brief stay at the Legrand home.
Assisting Det. Stearley were ISP Det. Jim Dungan, the Indiana Department of Child and Family Services of Putnam County and the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office.