POSEY CO, Ind. (WEHT) – Posey County deputies were called to a residence on the evening of September 26 in reference to an adult male who had met with a juvenile female, police say.
After a complaint, Detective Justin Rutledge spoke with 21-year-old Zachary Lane Novinger of Ft. Branch, Indiana.
Novinger told Detective Rutledge that he met the 14-year-old female through the Snapchat app and he thought she was 15.
Through the investigation, it was discovered the two had allegedly met and sexual contact was allegedly made between the two and Novinger had provided the victim with gifts.
Detective Rutledge arrested Novinger on September 27th on two counts of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, both Level 4 felonies.
According to Sheriff Latham, Novinger was booked into the Posey County Jail where he remains on a $30,000 cash bond.
(This story was originally published on September 30, 2019)