Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Aurora, Ind.) - An Aurora man is accused of molesting two children whose parents trusted him.
A court affidavit against Benjamin Sharp, 59, alleges he inappropriately touched two children who were friends on multiple occasions between this past January and 2003.
One of the children, age 10, told their parents of the sexual contact following a visit to Sharp's home in January. The second victim came forward as the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit began invesitgating.
Sharp faces three counts of Child Molesting (Class C Felony) and one count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (Class B Felony).
He was arrested Monday and was held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on a $2,500 cash and $150,000 surety bond. He was said to be in the process of posting bail when Eagle 99.3 News called seeking the bond information Wednesday morning.
Sharp’s next court appearance is a pre-trial conference scheduled for April 21 in Dearborn Circuit Court.