Branden Wagner

JEFFERSONVILLE – A man charged last week with multiple counts of felony child molestation is in custody in Clark County.

Branden Wagner, 38, was arrested by Clarksville police just before 4:30 a.m. Monday at a residence on Harrison Avenue. A warrant was issued last week following charges filed Aug. 8 — two level 1 felonies for child molestation and two level 4 felonies for child molestation involving a child under 14.

Court records show Clarksville police began the investigation in June, after a family member of the victim reported the allegations. During a forensic interview, the victim described "several incidents of sexual misconduct," perpetrated by Wagner, and was able to give an approximate age when the abuse started.

Wagner is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond. An initial hearing has not yet been set.

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at aprile.rickert@newsandtribune.com or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.