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Man Facing Child Molesting Charges

(La Porte County, IN) - A Wanatah man could face a lengthy prison sentence on allegations that he had inappropriately touched a five-year-old boy on multiple occasions.


Zachary Riley, 30, is still being held in the La Porte County Jail on $100,000 cash bond following his arrest last week, having been charged in La Porte Circuit Court with two counts of Child Molestation.


According to court documents, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office was contacted in November to investigate the claims, which alleged Riley often sexually touched the boy. In early January, attempts were made to question Riley about the allegations, but a voice message investigators left for him was returned by an attorney he had already hired prior to the charges being filed.


Riley could face as much as a 40-year sentence on the most serious Level 1 felony count. The other Level 4 felony count could bring him anywhere from a 2 to 12-year sentence.

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