Lafayette man accused of molesting toddler

A Lafayette man has been arrested after police said he admitted to inappropriately touching a toddler on several occasions.

Adam Jenkins, 23, faces six felony charges including child molestation, neglect of a dependent and battery. Police said he repeatedly sexually abused a 20-month-old girl left in his care.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the child was taken to the emergency room earlier this month. Officials said she suffered bleeding, bruising and swelling. The toddler also had scratches on her face and burns on her hand, police said.

Jenkins initially claimed the injuries were caused by constipation and a harsh spanking.  When confronted by police, he admitted he had touched her previously “but did not think he hurt her as there was no blood or swelling on those occasions.”

Jenkins is being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail.

13 comments

  • tamera

    they need to put him out on a public square with huge sign over his head with a picture off the BABY!! he hurt and let the public take justice, are system sucks, he will be out of jail in a few years to hurt another baby.

  • ccnunges

    Not all people that are accused of this are quilty, but a man or a woman
    hurts a innocent child, gets what he deserves.There will be justice
    in prison and on judgement day, God help his soul

    • KIM

      wow he admitted it !!!!!i swear i would cut his johnson OFF myself slow and jagged cut,sorry s.o.b any pervery to harm a kid in any matter be it physically,mentally or this case sexually for their own sick satisfaction should burn in hell!!!!!!i have heard horror stories about cho-mos and they deserve EVERYTHING THEY GET!!!!!

  • bruno eddington

    please, can we start with this guy and make an example out of him, it'll damn sure make the next low-life pos think twice before touches anyones body except his/her own!

  • Aspence24

    Punishment for child molesters should be…. Shot them in the junk (no medical attention afterwards).. Let them suffer.. These sick bastards should NEVER see day light again…

  • Asdf123

    Please someone take this creep out. He will strike again all predators do. The only way to stop this kind of shit is to take the law into your own hands.

  • marie

    This needs to literally be turtured. how in there right mind would do that to a baby.I wish he was in front me right this second. i would cut his penis off and shove it down his throat and watch him choke to death. Ppl like i absolutely hate with a passion. i don’t know u and HATE U!!!

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