Man faces child molestation charges

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PERU, Ind. (WISH) – Police in Peru say a man was arrested after he sexually molested a 13-year-old Miami County boy.

According to police the molesting spanned a two-year time frame.

24-Hour News 8’s news partners at the Kokomo Tribune report that 41-year-old Earnest T. Hurt faces two felony charges of child molestation and two charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Hurt was arrested on Tuesday in the 600 block of South Miami Street. Police took him into custody after gaining information from the Miami County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services that a 13-year-old had been molested.

Hurt was committing the sexual acts on multiple occasions from 2011 to June 2013 according to a police investigation.

Hurt was held at the Wabash County jail on a $50,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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