Man charged with abusing young relative

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
Prosecutors say an Elkhart County man sexually abused a female relative.

(Photo supplied / Elkhart County Jail)

ELKHART, Co.--- Prosecutors say an Elkhart County man sexually abused a female relative.

Court documents say 23-year-old Dereck Dooley abused the relative from the time she was six until she was 15.

According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, the victim is now 16 and reported the abuse to her mother in August of last year.

Dooley has been charged with "sexual misconduct of a minor" and "child molesting".

He's being held in the Elkhart County jail on $60,000 bond.


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