A Former Youth Mentor Sentenced to 30 years
Release from Dubois County Prosecutor –
A former youth mentor, Nathan C. Albrecht, 28, of Ferdinand, has been sentenced to 30 years in the Indiana Department of
Correction. Albrecht was convicted on September 3, 2020 on two counts of child molesting after a two-day trial in Dubois County Circuit Court.
The charges in the case and subsequent conviction stem from an investigation that began on August 20, 2019. At that time, Officer Christian Gogel, of the Ferdinand Police Department, met with the mother of the victim, who had filed a report alleging the ongoing child molestation of her child by Albrecht for a period of 6-9 months. The victim’s mother told officers that her child was involved in a group called “Mentors for Youth” and that Mr. Albrecht had been the victim’s mentor for the previous two years.
Prosecutor Anthony Quinn noted at the time of the conviction, “I want to thank my team at the Prosecutor’s office and the excellent work of the Ferdinand Police Department, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department Detective John Anderson, as well as the Forensic interviewers at the Child Advocacy Center for bringing this to trial and securing a conviction for the victim and the victim’s family. The victim should also be commended for bravery in coming forward.”