Salem man facing child molestation charge

On Friday, May 22, 2002, Troopers from the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg arrested Michael T. Jourden, 31, Salem, Indiana, on one count of Child Molestation, a Level 1 Felony.

On May 5, 2020, Detective Travis Baker and Officer Eric Mills from the Salem Police Department met after Child Protective Services contacted the Salem Police Department in reference to an allegation of child molestation involving Michael Jourden. At the time of the alleged incident(s), Jourden was approximately 24 years old. Caseworkers from Child Protective Services conducted a forensic interview of the juvenile victim. Officer Mills then contacted Detective Baker and requested ISP assistance with the case. After interviewing Jourden, Detective Baker and Officer Mills turned all information over to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office and requested an arrest warrant. On Friday, Trooper Jonathan Cain obtained the warrant and arrested Jourden without incident.

Jourden was then incarcerated at the Washington County Jail and is beng held on an $80,000 full cash bond.


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