Trial underway for man accused of molesting 6-month-old

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The trial for a man accused of molesting a 6-month-old is now underway.

The bench trial for Bryan Strickler began Tuesday.

Strickler, along with his ex-girlfriend Ashley Stapert, is accused of molesting the baby while staying with the child’s mother at their Muncie home.

Stapert is accused of transmitting an STD to the baby. It’s not clear when she will go to trial.