Madison man arrested on child molesting charges

Jefferson County, IN —Detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post arrested a Madison man on a warrant for two counts of Child Molesting.

The investigation by Detective Nathaniel Adams began in January 2020 when the Indiana State Police was contacted after two children came forward and claimed they had been molested while at a residence in Jefferson County.

The suspect in the case was identified as 48-year-old Kent “Jason” Koehler. During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Koehler allegedly inappropriately touched two female children under the age of 14 on more than one occasion when they visited him in his home.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office for review. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued for Koehler on two counts of Child Molesting, Level 4 Felony.

Troopers located Koehler at his residence in Jefferson County where he was taken into custody. Koehler was incarcerated at the Jefferson County Jail pending his initial appearance in court.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Child Advocacy Center, Madison, Indiana.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

(ISP press release/Sgt. Stephen Wheeles)