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CLAYPOOL â€” A Columbia City man is behind bars after allegedly molesting a 3-year-old Claypool girl.
Zachary Robert Roderick Walsh allegedly confessed to the Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department that he touched a young girl inappropriately.
He was preliminarily charged with child molesting and is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
According to a press release by the Kosciusko Sheriffâ€™s Department, KCSD deputies responded to a Claypool residence Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. in regards to a possible molestation incident.
Officers arrived and met with the mother of the 3-year-old girl, who explained that a family friend had stopped by to visit, bringing her brother (Walsh) along with her.
The mother said both women traveled to Warsaw to go shopping, leaving Walsh to babysit the 3-year-old and her 4-year-old sister while they were gone.
When the mother returned, she told police she thought the 3-year-old child had been inappropriately touched in the genital area by Walsh.
According to the press release, officers interviewed the child who described the incident that allegedly happened in a bedroom.
The 3-year-old told police her sister was not present.
Deputies transported Walsh to the Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department, where he was interviewed about the incident.
Walsh allegedly confessed to touching the girl in her genital area.
The Kosciusko County Prosecutorâ€™s Office advises that the defendantâ€™s charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.