Jasper Man Arrested For Child Molesting; Child Solicitation

Higgins44-year old Brian Higgins of Jasper (pictured) was arrested Tuesday following what is being described as a lengthy joint investigation by Jasper police, Indiana Child Protective Services and the Dubois County Prosecutor’s office.

Higgins is charged with a Class C Felony count of Child Molesting and a Class D Felony count of Child Solicitation.  Higgins was taken into custody at his home in the 1000 of Edwards Street.

Jasper police say the investigation revealed that Higgins inappropriately touched a seven-year old male at his home.   Police say the boy was being cared for by Higgins’ live-in girlfriend, but she was not at home at the time of the alleged incident.

Police say their investigation also revealed that Higgins also solicited the child to touch him in an inappropriate area as well.

Police say the investigation is continuing and that additional charges are possible.

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