Man charged with molesting a child and dealing drugs

James Mefford (Source Dearborn County Sheriff's Office)
James Mefford (Source Dearborn County Sheriff's Office)

DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - Two separate investigations lead to the arrest of a man for child molestation and drug dealing in Dearborn County.

James Mefford was arrested and charged with Child Molesting and Dealing in a Controlled Substance, both felonies.

Mefford was investigated by the Dearborn County Detectives who were assigned to the Special Crimes Unit. Their investigation revealed that Mefford had engaged in sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old child.

Special Crimes Unit conducted a separate investigation that resulted in the drug dealing charges.

"The investigation conducted by these law enforcement officers helped to take a dangerous predator off the streets," said Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard.

Mefford is currently being held at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.

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