Sexual predator arrested in Kokomo home

James Leverkuhn
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Kokomo - Authorities arrested a sexual predator Friday, after finding him inside a home where a child was living.

James Henry Leverkuhn, 22, is being held without bond at the Howard County Jail. A state parole agent arrested Leverkuhn after Howard County Child Protection Service personnel found him sleeping in a bedroom of a home where a four-year-old girl lived.

He had been convicted of child molesting in May 2006, after being accused of committing a sex act against a four-year-old boy.

"Leverkuhn was released from prison on March 7, 2008 after serving half of a five-year prison sentence.  He is prohibited from being in the company of any person under the age of 18 as a condition of his parole," said Agent Craig Smith, who made the arrest.

Indiana law requires Leverkuhn to register his employment and residential information for life with the Indiana Sex Offender Registry.

The Howard County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the case and will seek additional charges. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Sheriff's Deputy Steve Seele at (765) 457-1105.