Additional charges been lodged against a Knox man after an investigation into a charge of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.
Indiana State Police detectives received information in August that 36-year-old Keith Thatcher of Knox reportedly engaged in a sexual misconduct incident with a 15-year-old in Michigan City. The incidents reportedly occurred since July 2012. Thatcher was arrested in September and charged with Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a Class B felony and taken to the Starke County Jail. He was then extradited to LaPorte County.
Further investigation found that the victim’s family moved to Pulaski County in September of 2012 and Thatcher, who was a family acquaintance at the time, allegedly molested and had sexual relations with a sister of the victim. This reportedly continued until July 2013.
Thatcher was served with a warrant issued by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s office Wednesday while incarcerated in the LaPorte County Jail. He has been additionally charged with Child Molestation, a Class A felony and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a Class B felony. Thatcher will be extradited at a later time to face charges in Pulaski County.