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Forensic Interview Leads To An Arrest Of A Child Molestation Suspect - Anderson

The probable cause affidavit explained how Shane Reasoner II (age 21) got under the blanket with a girl young enough to be in the third grade in Anderson at an apartment on Apple Way. The child that interviewed with Kid's Talk, a child advocacy center in Anderson explained how Shane "tickled and rubbed" her on her bottom and chest. The child went further to explain how if she "told anyone" that he would go to jail and she would be made to move to Texas. He used fear to attempt to keep her quiet. Reasoner also asked the child to touch him.

On 11/26/2021 Reasoner was arrested. He is charged with two counts of Child Molestation and delinquency of a minor. He is being held at the Madison County Jail on a $35,000.00 cash-only bond. The child, unnamed was brave to come forward and discuss this ugly situation with an interviewer at Kids Talk. The delinquincy charge is from where he gave the 10-year old victim alcohol, Both girls were interviewed, the other girl is 8-years old.

Kids Talk provides a child-friendly location where children can report sexual or physical abuse, neglect, or their memory of a violent incident in a safe and comforting environment. Kids Talk uses a collaborative approach with various county agencies to serve and protect the children of Madison County. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services, Madison County has one of the highest rates of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect per capita in Indiana. These types of crimes are extremely personal in nature and difficult for the victims to discuss. Like adults, child victims experience shame, fear, guilt, and embarrassment. (cited from their website) They are funded by donations and Aspire. The button below will take you to their website and explain how you can help!





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