Victim’s father says he caught child molester in the act

(Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Tippecanoe County man is facing formal charges for child molestation.

Prosecutors said the victim was six years old. Michael Shoaf, 48, was arrested on Tuesday, August 2. The allegations came to light when the victim’s father told investigators he walked in on Shoaf in the act.

A forensic interviewer spoke to the victim, who said Shoaf had put his privates on her privates on multiple occasions.

Shoaf has been arrested, and is currently in the Tippecanoe County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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