UPDATE: Additional charges for Jennings County man arrested for Child Molesting

Seymour, IN

Update—On Wednesday, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested Jon Wesley Anthony, age 21, North Vernon, on Jackson County charges of one count of Child Molesting and one count of Child Solicitation after an investigation into allegations made against Anthony.  The investigation determined that he contacted two children under the age of 14 on various social media accounts.  He met one of the victims and had sexual contact with the victim in Jackson County.  Anthony allegedly attempted to solicit the second victim for the purpose of engaging in sexual contact.

Anthony was arrested Wednesday and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.

Today, an additional warrant out of Jennings County was issued for Jon Anthony.  He faces two additional counts of Child Molesting and one count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.  The new charges stem from the same investigation where Anthony allegedly contacted the underage victims on social media.  Anthony often contacted the victims while stating he was a hair stylist and wanted to meet them to cut their hair.  Anthony then allegedly had inappropriate contact with the victims when they met.

The new warrant was served on Jon Anthony while he remains incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  After his initial hearing in the Jackson County Circuit Court, Anthony will soon face an initial appearance in the Jennings County Circuit Court.


Original Story- Wednesday, troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post arrested a 21-year-old Jennings County man on charges of Child Molesting and Child Solicitation.

The investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives began when allegations of child molesting were made against Jon W. Anthony, 21, North Vernon.

During the course of the investigation, Detectives determined that Anthony allegedly molested a child under the age of 14 at a location in Jackson County.  The investigation also determined that Anthony contacted a second child under the age of 14 on social media and attempted to solicit the child for sexual contact. 

Allegations have been stirring for months on a popular North Vernon social media page with screenshots of his interactions on social with young girls allegedly using different aliases.  

The investigation ultimately led to a warrant being issued for Jon Anthony. Anthony was arrested Wednesday without incident at his residence.  He was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail pending his initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court on allegations of Child Molesting and Child Solicitation.