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[ISP] Santa Claus Man Arrested for Child Molesting
Start Date: 6/30/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/30/2014
Entry Description
Pike County – Indiana State Police Detective Tobias Odom initiated a criminal investigation in February after receiving information that Brandon Lester, 32, of Santa Claus, had allegedly molested a Pike County girl.

During the investigation, Detective Odom revealed Lester had allegedly molested the Pike County girl on several occasions between January 2009 and February 2014. The case was presented to a Pike County Grand Jury last week and on Friday the grand jury indicted Lester for Child Molesting, a Class A Felony. An arrest warrant was issued and Indiana State Police arrested Lester this morning at his residence in Santa Claus. He was taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on a $350,000 bond

Arrested and Charge:
• Brandon K. Lester, 32, 253 E. Inauguration Day, Santa Claus, IN
1. Child Molesting, Class A Felony

Investigating Officer: Detective Tobias Odom
Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Todd Ringle
Phone: 812-868-2153
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