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Brazil man arrested for child molestation

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Brazil man was arrested Monday on three charges of alleged child molestation (a class C felony).

According to Brazil Police Department (BPD) Chief Clint McQueen, Devin Trinajstick, 19, Brazil, turned himself in to the Clay County Justice Center Monday at approximately 3:30 p.m.

McQueen told The Brazil Times an investigation began Jan. 11, stemming from the mother of three children under the age of 13.

According to McQueen, the mother approached authorities stating the children said Trinajstick had allegedly touched them inappropriately.

BPD Sgt. Dave Archer took the initial report and Det. Johnnie Bohnert began an immediate investigation.

According to McQueen, Bohnert contacted special forensic interview investigators to help with the case in order to get pertinent information from the children involved.

"They specialize in the interviewing of children, which can help us with more information for the investigation," McQueen said.

The Bloomington, Ind., based investigators began the interview process Jan. 11, with additional help from Child Protective Services.

McQueen said through the process, the three children provided detailed statements concerning the case.

After statements were acquired from the children, Bohnert secured a warrant on Saturday for Trinajstick's arrest.

While authorities were unable to locate Trinajstick throughout the weekend, he voluntarily turned himself in to the Clay County Justice Center Monday afternoon.

Bohnert interviewed Trinajstick at the justice center, before the man was officially arrested.

As of Thursday, Trinajstick was still incarcerated at the justice center on a $10,000 bond, with no 10 percent allowed.

McQueen said the investigation remains ongoing and further charges may surface at a later date.

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even though i have "bumped heads" with these guys at times in the past; i will have no problem in saying, "these three officers have done another excellent job on this one!"

in my book; you don't prey on children, women and the elderly. i feel as though these are the most disgusting, despicable and sickening crimes than can be committed. persons that commit these types of crimes are the lowest of all life on this earth.

clint, dave and johnie; again, good job and you guys will do okay. i am sure that "all things in darkness; will come to light".

but, remember this one thought; you guys will never get to be as good looking as me.

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 3:50 AM

Job well done, sometimes we forget to thank these officiers for such a good job!

-- Posted by mamawpam on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 7:22 AM

Did they mention that the victims were relatives of his?? Sick! Really sick!!!

-- Posted by Sickofthesystem on Sat, Jan 19, 2013, at 8:09 AM

DEVIN - your grandmother was a good woman. I worked with her for many years at Great Dane. It's sad you couldn't be more like her. Get your sh*t together for your sake and hers.


-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jan 22, 2013, at 11:01 AM

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