Capitol police officer with ISP arrested on child molest charge

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ANDERSON, Ind.—A capitol police officer with Indiana State Police was arrested after authorities said he molested a female juvenile in a swimming pool. 

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department said the alleged incident occurred during a party on Sept. 1 at a home located in the 5600 block of South 550 East. Authorities became aware of the situation after two adults reported they witnessed 43-year-old Scott Litten inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl.

After interviewing the victim, authorities learned Litten allegedly kissed and inappropriately touched the girl. Litten was then initially arrested on a sexual battery charge. However, after further interviews, authorities said the girl admitted she was fondled by Litten while in the pool.

Charges against Litten were upgraded to child molesting, a Class A felony.

Litten has been with ISP since July of 2002.  He is currently on paid administrative leave pending his court hearing.