Manhunt underway for alleged rapist accused of molesting 2 girls in Hamilton, Marion Counties

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – A manhunt is underway for an alleged rapist accused of molesting two young girls in Hamilton and Marion Counties.

Alejandro Batana, 54, has warrants out for his arrest in both counties. He is wanted on two child molestation charges out of Hamilton County, and four child molestation charges in Marion County.

Police initially arrested the 54-year-old suspect and booked him into the Marion County jail in late October.

A few days later he was released on a $40,000 bond.  Unfortunately, the suspect quickly cut off his GPS ankle monitor and disappeared.

The accused crimes took place at a mobile home park in Indianapolis and at an apartment complex in Fishers.

Prosecutors believe Alejandro Batana repeatedly molested two young girls over several years.

“I mean it’s sad.  Why did he have to do this to the kids,” said the mother of the two victims.

While we can’t identify her, the mother of the two girls says she is sickened by the allegations.

According to court records, Batana began having sexual contact with one of the victims when she was just 5-years-old.

A medical exam completed on one of the girls showed scarring and corroborated her story.

Investigators also examined messages and interviewed one of the girls’ friends.

The evidence confirmed their stories, and Batana was arrested on child molestation charges on October 23, 2018 by IMPD.

That girl told investigators, “He did this to her every night when her friends weren’t there.”

The victim added, “She was too scared to confront him in person but instead would write it down on paper where she would ask him, ‘Idon’t want you to do this to me anymore.’”

“It’s very hurtful he did this to my two little kids.  I know they were scared,” said the mother.

That mother is also frustrated that Marion County released the accused child molester from jail, because she claims Batana is in the country illegally.

“I feel Marion County should have kept him.  I feel they should have never let him out.  In my heart I knew he was going to run,” said the mother.

The mother says she and her daughters simply want Batana back behind bars, so he can be held accountable for the alleged crimes.

“My two kids deserve justice.  My whole family does,” said the mother.  “He should pay for what he’s done and if anyone sees him, I hope you turn him in.”

As always anyone with information on the location of the suspect is asked to call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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