DATE: Wednesday, December 07, 2016
SUBJECT: Man Arrested for Child Molesting at In-Home Daycare
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-095
CONTACT: Lt. Douglas Daza
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Evansville man on two counts of Child Molesting. The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Child Services following a complaint by the parents of the victim, a child under 5 years of age. The alleged incidents occurred in an in-home day-care in western Vanderburgh County.
A parent advised that suspicions were raised when the husband of the day-care provider, Millard Phillip Johnson, asked a question concerning physical contact with the child. The parents spoke with child who told them about being touched inappropriately by Johnson on several occasions. The parents contacted the Department of Child Services who in turn contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
A forensic interview of the child was conducted at Holly’s House and the child disclosed two incidents that were determined to be criminal in nature. Millard Johnson was interviewed by detectives with the Sheriff’s Office and admitted to molesting the child.
Johnson was arrested for two counts of Child Molesting and is being held in the Vanderburgh County Detention Center pending a court appearance.
Millard Phillip Johnson (pictured above), 70, of Evansville. Child Molesting (2 counts) as a Level 4 Felony
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