Man faces sexual misconduct charges

A Jackson County man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation into a report of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old girl in April 2014.

Christopher S. Spall, 35, of Seymour faces a Level 5 felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor and a Level 6 felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor as a result of that investigation, police report.

The difference between the Level 5 and the Level 6 charges stems from the kind of sexual contact that occurred in each incident, Seymour Assistant Police Chief Craig Hayes said.

In both cases, the person charged with the crime must be at least 21 years old and the minor must be between the ages of 14 and 16, he said.

Spall also faces charges of criminal confinement, battery and intimidation from an incident April 29 that occurred after he found out about the police investigation, Hayes said.

He reportedly grabbed the girl by her hair, confined her and threatened her because she was cooperating with police, Hayes said.

Police said the sexual misconduct charges against Spall stem from two incidents that occurred within a 48-hour period in April 2014.

“She met him through a friend of hers,” Hayes said.

On March 27 this year, the 14-year-old’s father reported the sexual misconduct incidents to police, Hayes said. The father had learned of the matter through another person, he said.

Spall was arrested Tuesday evening and was being held without bond at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown pending his initial hearing.

Seymour Detective Sgt. C.J. Foster investigated the case.