Capitol Police officer arrested for child molestation

Scott Litten
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An Anderson man faces felony child molestation charges after police say he inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl in a swimming pool.

Police arrested 43-year-old Scott Litten. Two adults told police they witnessed the incident Saturday night at a get-together in Johnson County.

Litten has worked for the Indiana State Police as a Capitol Police officer since July 2002.

The girl told police Litten kissed her and fondled her in the pool.

Scott Litten was initially arrested for sexual battery. After a forensic interview was conducted with the girl by the Department of Child Services, the charges were upgraded to Child Molesting as a class "A" felony.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Litten is on paid administrative leave. If his pending Probable Cause Hearing establishes probable cause alleging a felony crime was committed, his status will change to unpaid administrative leave.