Cloverdale man accused of child molestation

PUTNAM COUNTY, IND. — A Putnam County man was arrested Saturday, following an investigation Friday.

The Putnam County Department of Child Services contacted Indiana State Police Putnamville Post Friday concerning a child molesting allegation.

State Police Detectives began an investigation which ultimately led to the arrest of Richard Stuart, 21 of Cloverdale, on three counts of A Felony child molestation.

During the investigation, detectives found that over approximately six months, Stuart is alleged to have engaged in various sex acts with a five-year-old female.

Stuart is being held at the Putnam County jail with no bond.