Cloverdale man accused of child molestation

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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.


  • Brandy

    "I'd saw off his tweeter & beat him to death with it!" He deserves a few upside the face & more. Gather with your B.O.B's ladies. Let's see if we can beat this turd to death with them!

  • Tammy Watson

    I am so disgusted with these people. What is wrong with you, what in your mind makes you feel the need to do this? How can you take the goodness and innocence of these small children and turn it into something so sinful and selfish? Can you not feel the pain and grief that you are causing them, do you think that this will not affect them for the rest of their lives? Even though they are young, this thing they might not remember fully, it stay's with them, it, it is rooted in their future behaviors and decisions, Please, for the love of God, stop this demoralizing, humiliating and terrible act, If you are mentally strong enough to do such a thing, you are mentally strong enough to stop yourself also. My Prayers go out to all children who have to suffer because of all men and women who feel the need to abuse and victimize all children!!!

  • deejay76

    Tattoo "child molester" on his forehead, and toss him in the yard with the general population. Sell tickets and watch the fun.

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    And cue the friend, relative, neighbor to come on here and tell us he really is nice and didn't do this.

    • concerned mom

      Are you his mom? I thought not so shut up and don't judge until you know the truth. KARMA is going to get you for this comment. I will make sure of it myself.

  • clkindy

    These animals cannot be reformed. Why death isn't an option is beyond me. Waste of time, money and oxygen. He will serve his time, come out be listed as a pedophile, but we as citizens must babysit him.

  • dave

    I want to know how this activity was allowed to continue for 6 months! Are we to assume it is possible that this guy was able to abuse the child while the investigation was ongoing?

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  • Concerned mother

    No one really knows what happened you all are accusing a person by the way he looks and by what others say. So until you know the truth about someone else's kid you should shut the f!!!! up about it and hope it is not your neighbor's kid that you are talking about. In my opinion you all are pieces of crap for talking like this about someone you don't even know. So watch what you say because if he is found innocent then all f you will be sorry for KARMA when it comes knocking at you door. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house because all of us have something to hid and next time you all won't be as lucky and they will be making fun of you and convicting you before long.

    • James

      That's really ignorant. Open a Bible and close your mind to the Devil who loves turning men against each other. This guy will be judged in this world and the next.

    • James

      Ever hear the phrase about judging a man "by the content of his character, not the color of his skin"? I wonder who said that…?

  • Guest

    Shame on anyone judging before knowing the facts and based on how someone looks. Lift yourself out of the gutter-mindset you are obviously embracing and look in the mirror. Would you want someone to judge that reflection?

    • NoOneNeedsToKnow

      Thank you. Thank you whoever you are. I love you. Everyone here needs to understand that the girl may just be looking for attention. Maybe she doesn’t get enough. I know Richard. He is a sweet and innocent person.

  • katrina

    A 5 yr old girl is looking for attention? Five yr olds don’t know about sexual situations … plus this man cannot be arrested on accusation alone, there had to be evidence. Shame on you!

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