EDITOR’S NOTE: Though official reports from police stated Crosson is an assistant soccer coach at Whitko Middle School, according to Steve Clayson, Superintendent of Whitko School Corporation, though Crosson did assist the coach, he did so on his own volition. Crosson was not employed directly by the school, but was instead a member of the community who seemingly volunteered his time on his own accord. Clayson noted Whitko Schools will be taking a closer look at outside individuals attending club sports, events and other school sanctioned activities.
“He was on our grounds as an observer of the other individuals involved and when there did try to assist the coach. We regret the incident on behalf of the families involved,” stated Clayson.
A Larwill man was arrested yesterday after allegedly having intercourse with a 14-year-old female on his soccer team.
On July 15, Whitley County Sheriff’s Officer Bill Brice was called to conduct an interview with a 14-year-old child in reference to a possible child molestation occurrence. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor, after speaking with the girl, Brice was able to determine the alleged molestation had occurred within Kosciusko County.
On July 21, Indiana Department of Child Protective Services Investigator Nicole Nabringer spoke with the girl who advised Jonathon David Crosson, 20, 2039 S. CR 900W, Larwill, was her assistant soccer coach at Whitko Middle School. According to the victim, in October 2014 she and Crosson began to attend church together, at which time she alleged the two began to have a more intimate relationship with each other.
According to the probable cause affidavit, in January 2015, Crosson and the female went to his residence where Crosson proceeded to have various sex acts/intercourse with the female. On July 15, 2015, Crosson reportedly came to her residence in Kosciusko County and performed multiple sexual acts.
On July 27, Todd Sautter of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department met with Crosson who advised he met with the girl during the 2014-2015 Whitko Middle School year. Crosson stated the two had been attending church together. When asked whether Crosson had sexual intercourse with the girl, Crosson reportedly nodded his head yes.
Crosson was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on July 27, for two level 5 felony charges of sexual misconduct with a minor. Crosson was held without bond.