Daryn Deamron had his initial appearance in court on Monday.
Daryn Deamron. Photo by the Dearborn County Sheriff's Office.
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Child molesting charges have been filed in Dearborn County against a Milan man.
Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens announced Tuesday that Daryn Deamron is charged with Child Molesting (Level 1 Felony) and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (Level 4 Felony).
The investigation began on March 9, 2022, after a 14-year-old female made disclosures of sexual abuse to her school counselor.
During an interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center, the teenager stated the sexual abuse started in 2020 when she was 13 and happened multiple times through July 2021.
Following the interview, investigators from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police executed a search warrant in Ripley County on Deamron’s residence – where detectives say he made statements that the alleged incidents took place in Dearborn County.
Deamron appeared for his initial hearing in Dearborn Superior Court I on Monday. Judge Cleary set Deamron’s bond at one million dollars and ordered no contact with the alleged victim.
“Educators have always been at the front line for reporting sexual abuse,” said Prosecutor Deddens. “Since the COVID pandemic started, cases of child abuse have risen while students disclosing alleged abuse has dropped. This makes the role of teachers and staff in fighting abuse more critical now than ever. I am glad that the alleged victim was in school and made the disclosure to her guidance counselor. It takes everyone to work together to protect our children.”
If you know or suspect a child may be abused or neglected, you can anonymously call the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline any time at 1-800-800-5556.
Other resources include www.pcain.org or www.incacas.org.