An Iowa man is free on $100,000 bond after his arrest for child molesting in Daviess County. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of William Tyler Hill, 22, Chariton, Iowa, on charges of child molesting and dissemination of matter harmful to minors.
Hill was arrested Friday following an investigation by the sheriff’s department. Deputy Kevin Eaton says in a probable cause affidavit filed in Daviess Superior Court that he began an investigation after receiving a report of alleged child molesting from a case manager with the Indiana Department of Child Services involving a female who is now 16 years old.
The victim in the probable cause told authorities she had multiple incidents with Hill when she was 11 or 12 years old and he was at least 16. Eaton reports that the victim told investigators that at one point Hill showed her pornography on his phone.
In the probable cause, the girl said the incidents made her uncomfortable and that she asked Hill not to do it anymore.
The probable cause says Hill spoke with deputies and admitted to the events. When asked if the victim had ever asked him to stop Hill told them, “I realized this was a bad mistake, you know, and I apologized to her, asked her to forgive me and I never done it again.”
Authorities claim the events took place between Dec. 9, 2012 and Dec. 8, 2014. Because the alleged crimes happened then, authorities filed the child molesting as a class C felony and the dissemination of matter harmful to minors as a class D felony. A class C felony carries a possible sentence of two to eight years while a class D felony has a potential penalty of six months to three years.