A Mentone man was arrested Monday for child molesting after allegedly having sex with a girl under 14 years old on three occasions.

Jeremy Russell Himes, 21, of 6759 S. CR 1000W, Mentone, was arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 3:26 p.m. Monday on three counts of child molesting, level 1 felonies. His preliminary bond was set at $50,250.

On June 29, Warsaw Police officer Daniel Clemens met with Child Protective Services about an allegation. The CPS caseworker advised a girl under 14 reported she had intercourse with Himes.

The caseworker interviewed the girl who said sometime after February Himes provided her with drugs and they engaged in sex, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

WPD officer Jeffery Ticknor spoke with Himes who admitted they had sex on three occasions.