According to information provided by the Indiana State Police, Larry L. Newton, 40, Clay City, has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony and is being held in jail on an initial bond of $30,000 with 10 percent acceptable.
The victim told a family member about the incident Saturday evening, June 21, who immediately contacted the Clay City Police and the Clay County Sheriff's Department.
Because the incident took place outside of Clay County, the ISP Criminal Investigation Division at the Terre Haute Post was contacted shortly after midnight Sunday to assist with an investigation alleging sexual misconduct at Newton's business End of The Trail Tack and Feed, 609 W. Broadway St., Shelburn.
At the time of the alleged incident in May 2007, Newton is alleged to have fondled a 15-year-old juvenile, exposed himself and performed sexual deviate conduct on the victim. Officials confirm there are no other alleged incidents before or after the May 2007 incident.
Officials confirmed Newton would remain incarcerated until his formal court appearance.
After case review by the Sullivan County Prosecutor's Office, Prosecutor Bob Springer confirmed to The Brazil Times Monday that an additional charge of child solicitation, a Class D felony, would be added to Newton's formal charges when he appears in court today.
Along with the additional charge, Springer said the bond would also be readjusted to add $5,000, making Newton's total bond for the two charges $35,000 with 10 percent acceptable.
Further details are unavailable due to the ongoing investigation by ISP Det. Sgt. Troy Stanton, ISP Trooper Shilo Raulston, Clay County Sheriff's Det. Jeff Maynard, members of the Clay City Police Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services.