Two B felony charges of child molesting have been filed against a Ligonier man accused of having sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl.
Alexander James Hall, 20, of 1218 Lincolnway W., Ligonier, was arrested Friday after an Indiana State Police investigation. Police were notified that a sexual relationship between Hall and the 12-year-old girl took place in Warsaw. Although Hall initially told ISP Officer Chad Sherwood that the girl told him she was 17, he also said he believed her to be younger. He also said he had sexual intercourse with her at least twice after he discovered the girl’s real age.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the girl ran away from her mother’s home in Goshen in April and was found at Hall’s home in Ligonier. The girl’s father alerted police after learning of the relationship between his daughter and Hall.
When questioned by police, Hall said the sexual intercourse occurred in March at a residence in Hideaway Hills, Warsaw. Hall further admitted that he received a text message from the girl’s sister telling him she was only 12 and that he needed to bring her home, but they had sex at least two more times.
Hall is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $20,000 surety bond.