Jennings County man arrested for child molesting

Jon Anthony (Courtesy Indiana State Police)

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (WTHR) - Indiana State Police arrested a 21-year-old Jennings County man for child molesting Wednesday.

Jon W. Anthony of North Vernon allegedly molested a child under the age of 14 in Jackson County, and detectives determined that Anthony contacted even more children as they investigated.

Anthony was arrested at his residence and jailed in Jackson County.

The investigation determined that he contacted two children under the age of 14 on various social media accounts. He met one of the victims and had sexual contact with that victim in Jackson County.

He allegedly attempted to solicit the second victim for sex.

On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, an additional warrant out of Jennings County was issued for Anthony. He faces two additional counts of molesting and another count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor. Those latest charges stem from the same investigation in Jackson County.

Investigators say Anthony contacted the victims saying he was a hair stylist and wanted to meet them to cut their hair. Anthony then allegedly had inappropriate contact with the victims when they met.