On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, Kosciusko County Detectives arrested Franklin “Frankie” Lewis Engle, 33, of Warsaw on two preliminary charges of sexual misconduct with a juvenile under the age of 15, both Class B felony charges. Today, a three-day jury trial will begin in Kosciusko County Superior Court I with Judge Duane Huffer to determine Engle’s fate.
The extensive investigation by Kosciusko County detectives led to the arrest of Engle earlier this year. Due to the nature of the crime, detectives declined to divulge too many details of the case to protect the alleged victims, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old. The alleged incidents reportedly occurred during the spring of 2012.
Engle was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail with a $20,000 bond.