A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested on charges of child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor after a girl said a man touched her inappropriately in a hotel pool.
Christos N. Kallis of Dearborn Heights, Mich., was arrested Monday by Seymour Detective Michael Henley.
He was booked into Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 9:12 p.m. and was being held on a Class A felony charge of child molesting and charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and sexual battery. A Class A felony is punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison.
He remained in jail Tuesday. Bond was set at $100,005, according to Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Henley said the arrest stemmed from an incident that reportedly happened between 3 and 5 p.m. in a hotel swimming pool on Seymour’s east side.
The girl, who was younger than 12, told her mother that a man had touched her inappropriately while she was in the pool, Henley said. The mother then called police.
Officer Matthew Carver went to the hotel at about 6 p.m. Monday.
Henley said Tuesday he was then called by Carver to assist in the investigation and that Kallis said he had touched the girl.
The girl and her family are from central Indiana and were staying at the hotel for a brief vacation, Henley said.
Monday’s arrest is the second time this month Kallis has been arrested in Seymour. On Oct. 2, he was arrested on charges of theft, leaving the scene of an accident and false informing.
Police said Kallis was staying in Seymour with family that had temporarily relocated here for a job.
Jail officials said it was uncertain when Kallis will appear in court for his initial hearing.
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