Aurora man charged with molesting two children

Benjamin Sharp (Source: Dearborn County Sheriff's Office)
Benjamin Sharp (Source: Dearborn County Sheriff's Office)

AURORA, IN (FOX19) - An Aurora man is accused of molesting two children.

A court affidavit alleges Benjamin Sharp, 59, inappropriately touched two children who were friends on multiple occasions between this past January and 2003.

One of the children, age 10, told their parents of the sexual contact following a visit to Sharp's home in January.

The second victim came forward as the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit began investigating.

Sharp faces three counts of Child Molesting (Class C Felony) and one count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (Class B Felony).

He was arrested Monday and was held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on a $2,500 cash and $150,000 surety bond. He has since bonded out.

Sharp's next court appearance is a pre-trial conference scheduled for April 21 in Dearborn Circuit Court

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