Sullivan County – Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation on April 2, 2019, after receiving information from the Sullivan County Child Protective Services that a female and a male, under the age of 14, had been molested.
The investigation revealed that Robert M. Morris, age 59, of Terre Haute, allegedly molested a female and male juvenile under the age of 14. Morris had also shown the male juvenile pornographic movies.
After reviewing the investigation, Sullivan County Prosecutor, Ann Smith-Mischler, requested a warrant for Morris’ arrest. Sullivan County Circuit Court granted an arrest warrant on September 25, 2019, for Morris. Morris proceeded to turn himself in yesterday to the Sullivan County Jail staff without incident, and is currently being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $70,000 bond.
Investigating Officer: Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Angie Hahn of the Putnamville District.
Assisting Agencies: Sullivan County DCS, and Susie’s Place.
Arrest and Charges:
Robert M. Morris, 59, Terre Haute, IN
Child Molesting where defendant is at least 21 years of age, Class 1 Felony
Child Molesting Fondling or Touching with child under 14, Class 4 Felony
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.