Child molestation charges dropped against former daycare owner’s husband

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Charges have been dropped against a man accused of child molestation at a former daycare in Evansville.

Gregory Johnston’s charges included four counts of child molesting, two counts of child molesting with deadly force, threat of deadly force, or with a deadly weapon and one count of dissemination of matter harmful to minors.

According to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, they dropped the charges based on a recommendation from therapists and community partners that were involved in the case.

The full statement from the prosecutor’s office can be found below:

“Upon recommendation of the therapists and community partners involved in this case, the decision was made to delay prosecution. The State of Indiana was forced to dismiss the case without prejudice in hopes of re-filing charges in the future. The ultimate goal of our office is to hold any criminal wrong-doer to justice, however the health and well-being of our victim is of the utmost importance and must take priority.”

Johnston was arrested in February.

The victim said Johnston had choked, threatened and molested them.

The alleged incidents happened at Lil’ Piggies Child Care LLC in Evansville. And Johnston is the husband of the daycare owner.

The daycare closed after Johnston’s arrest.

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(This story was originally published on October 22, 2019)

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