Charges of Child Molest and Incest filed
Milan man faces felony charges for crimes against
children in Dearborn and Ripley counties
Wanda English Burnett
Charges were filed on Jesse Doyle, Jr., 47, of Milan, on December
20 in Ripley County Circuit Court after police began investigating
a complaint that he had molested a child several years ago.
According to information from the Probable Cause Affidavit filed
in Ripley County Circuit Court, a call to police from the victim
started the process back in May of 2011.
The victim met with Detective Tom Baxter of the Indiana State
Police where the victim told police of the alleged ordeal. The
victim told of sexual acts endured since the age of 12. The victim
said this had occurred numerous times over a five-year period
in a home in the Milan area dating back to 2005.
A recorded call to the alleged perpetrator from police was made.
Doyle was confronted by the victim with him responding, if
he could change history he would. He apologized for putting
the victim through hell. Doyle explained his actions
as being an alcoholic or drug addict, you crave it in your
body to get it.
Since May of 2011 Doyle has been incarcerated in the Dearborn
County Jail on a separate case of child molesting - one he admitted
to, saying it only happened once. When police went to the home
where Doyle was staying, he hid behind the bedroom door. However,
police soon discovered he was inside the Milan home.
When confronted with the new case, it was discovered there were
two victims, both to which Doyle admitted to having sexual relations
with. Doyle said he had no clue why it happened, saying pornography
was involved and he was an emotional wreck from the time he was
14 years of age and does not know if "the contact was something
to fill a void or to get his emotions on track."
Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel has charged Doyle with Child
Molesting and Incest. The prosecutor told The Versailles Republican
Doyle is still in the Dearborn County Jail and when he is released
from there he will face the charges pending in Ripley County.
Hertel explained state police have been investigating the case
for some time and since Doyle was incarcerated in Dearborn County
on a rather high bond, they didnt have to rush with the
new charges. Its not sure when Doyle will come to trial
on the Dearborn County charge, but that will determine when he
is brought to Ripley County.