A Nappanee man was arrested Tuesday for inappropriately touching a girl under 14 after she climbed into bed with him in June.

Robert D. Stutzmen, 60, of 8488 W. CR 1100N, Nappanee, was arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday for child molesting, a level 4 felony. His preliminary bond was set at $20,250.





According to a probable cause affidavit filed June 20, Indiana Department of Child Services caseworker Melissa Stephan on June 18 received a complaint of a possible child molestation case. She met with the victim, who is under 14 years old, at the Nappanee Police Department.

The girl told Stephan that on June 2 she was staying the night at the Stutzman residence. She woke up in the morning, climbed in the bed with Stutzman who then put his hand down the front of her panties and touched her. The victim then left the room.

On June 19, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputy Todd Sautter spoke with Stutzman who admitted he was in bed when the victim came into his bedroom and got into bed with him. He said he hugged her and then put his hand inside her panties.