Cloverdale man arrested for child molesting

Sunday, March 24, 2019 ~ Updated 12:16 PM

CLOVERDALE - Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation on Dec. 13, 2018, after receiving information that a female, under the age of 14, had been molested.

The investigation revealed that Jonathan R. Maw, 31, of Cloverdale, allegedly molested a female juvenile for approximately two years and had shown her pornography on his computer.

After reviewing the investigation, the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office issued an arrest warrant. Maw was arrested, in the afternoon hours and without incident, on Friday, March 22 by the Cloverdale Police Department during a traffic stop.

Maw, who is expected to make his initial appearance in court Wednesday in Putnam Superior Court, is currently being held in the Putnam County Jail without bond.

Maw is charged with two counts of Level 1 felony child molesting where the defendant is at least 21 years of age, Level 4 felony child molesting -- fondling or touching with child under 14 and Level 6 felony dissemination of matter harmful to a minor.

Investigating officers included Indiana State Police Detectives Jason Schoffstall and Mike Taylor of the Putnamville District with assistance from Putnam County DCS, Susie's Place and the Cloverdale Police Department.