By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man will serve eight years in prison after molesting two children.
Jason T. Holloway, 35, Warsaw, was charged with two counts of child molesting, both level 4 felonies.
Holloway was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Court One on Monday, Jan. 18.
On July 16, 2020, a Claypool Police officer responded to a report of child molestation.
A child reported being inappropriately touched by Holloway. The child said this had happened before but that they were too scared to tell anyone. The child also told the officer that another child was in the room when the most recent incident occurred.
On July 19, 2020, Holloway spoke with law enforcement. During that interview, Holloway admitted to touching the child inappropriately multiple times and said he had also touched another child in the same manner.
Defense Attorney John Barrett asked Special Judge Karen Springer to consider Holloway’s lack of criminal history. He also noted that Holloway did not qualify for any type of alternative sentence.
“He recognizes this is a serious matter,” said Barrett. “My hope is for him to get treatment and counseling so something like this doesn’t happen again.”
Barrett asked the court to consider suspended time as part of Holloway’s sentence.
Holloway did not give a statement in court.
For each count of child molesting, Judge Springer sentenced Holloway to six years in the Indiana Department of Corrections, with two years suspended on each count. Both counts will be served consecutively.
In total, Holloway will serve eight years in prison and four years on probation. He has 183 days of jail time credit in the case.