Jasper Man, One Of Two Arrested, Charged With Child Molesting



Jasper (NNDC) – A Jasper man, previously convicted child sex offender, was arrested Wednesday afternoon charged with child molesting.

Arrested was 24-year old Robert Blanford.  He was arrested by Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputies after they were contacted by the Dubois Circuit Court Probation Department to assist with a search at Blanford’s west side home on Edward Street.

DCSD says a condition of Blanford’s probation on a previous conviction as an adult sexual offender is he cannot live with children.

DCSD says after arriving at Blanford’s home, it was soon discovered that a child under the age of 14 was living at the residence.  At that point, the Jasper Police Department and the Dubois County Department of Child Services were called to assist with the incident.



DCSD says Blanford is charged with two Level 1 felony counts of Child Molesting, a Level 4 felony count of Vicarious Sexual Gratification and two Level 5 felony counts of Criminal Confinement.

DCSD says a second adult living at the Edward Street address, 37-year old Destiney Warner, was taken into custody on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of Neglect of a Dependent.

DCSD says she was also wanted for two contempt of court warrants for small claims court cases.

DCSD says the investigation into this incident is ongoing.   More charges are expected and there may be additional arrests as the case develops further.

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