An Indianapolis man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 12-year-old girl for years.
Luke Melton, 31, was charged with four counts of child molesting following a three-month investigation. Investigators said the victim told them the abuse started in either early 2009 or 2010 and continued through February 2012.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the girl said Melton snuck into her bedroom on multiple occasions, waking her up by touching or raping her.
Court documents stated the girl’s mother said Melton confessed to inappropriately touching the girl but denied having intercourse. He said he “could not remember the last time he had touched” the girl. The girl’s mother said Melton “had suicidal thoughts” and sought treatment after confessing.