Lawrenceburg man charged with molesting girl, 7

Michael Petro (Source: Dearborn County Sheriff Department)
Michael Petro (Source: Dearborn County Sheriff Department)

DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - A Lawrenceburg man turned himself into officials after child molestation charges were filed against him.

Michael Petro, 53, is charged with child molesting, a class A felony, and child molesting, a class C felony, after allegations surfaced of Petro molesting a 7-year-old girl. The investigation began earlier this month when state police received information about the allegations from the Dearborn County Division of Children's Services.

The alleged molestation occurred sometime during the past year. Petro is being held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.

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