Washington man faces multiple child sex charges

A Washington man is in jail after being arrested Thursday on multiple charges involving sexual incidents involving a child.

Washington police arrested Aaron Riggs, 30, Owensville, on a warrant charging him with child molesting, child exploitation, performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor and voyeurism.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Daviess Superior Court, Washington police began investigating the case on June 11 when a woman came into the department and told officers she believed Riggs was molesting a 9-year-old girl. Police Detective Daniel Christie reported in the affidavit that he interviewed the woman and then had the girl interviewed.

Christie says the girl told about multiple times that Riggs had approached her to do sexual acts with him. Authorities say he put a camera in the girl's bedroom and would tell her to sleep with no clothes on. In addition, she told authorities that he would send her messages on her cellphone of a sexual nature.

The probable cause says the girl repeatedly told Riggs she did not want to do what he was asking, but that he would threaten her if she did not do what was asked of her.

Police report that they were able to locate a camera the girl had described in Riggs bedroom at his home. They were also able to confirm the messages she said he had been sending her.

Officers alleged the molestation and activities began in February and went on for four months before they were stopped.

Riggs is being held in the Daviess County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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