According to officials, William L. Harris, 36, was taken into custody at an undisclosed residence in southeastern Vigo County.
Harris was transported to the Clay County Justice Center and booked on a class B felony child molesting charge stemming from an alleged incident in June 2009 involving "deviate sexual misconduct with a child younger than 14 years of age."
In order to protect the integrity of the investigation and the identity of the victim and the victim's family, officials are withholding some details.
The allegations stem from a tip from the Division of Family Services on June 18, 2009.
During an interview with the victim a few days later, investigators learned of three potential incidents of inappropriate behavior between Harris and the victim. The victim reported two occurred in 2006, and the last occurred on June 18.
Although Harris initially volunteered to be interviewed and subsequently scheduled take a polygraph test at the CCJC in July, he later avoided attempts by investigators to discuss the investigation.
On Dec. 30, 2009, probable cause for an arrest warrant was presented to Clay County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout. Trout signed the warrant and issued a no contact order on behalf of the victim.
However, Harris avoided detection until members of the US Marshals Office performed a routine outstanding warrant sweep of Clay County.
If convicted of a class B felony, the highest charge filed against Harris at this time, the sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 6-20 years in prison (with an advisory sentence of 10 years) and potential fines up to $10,000.
Harris is currently being held at the CCJC on a $25,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed) while awaiting further court proceedings.