|Man wanted on child solicitation, molestation charges captured by Louisville police|
A Scottsburg area man wanted for child solicitation and molestation was located in Louisville on Sunday, August 21, and arrested there after brief chase.
Officers with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department had been looking for Christopher J. Broy, 39, Kinderhook Road, since Deputy Paul Clute with the Sheriff’s Department took the initial report from Broy’s alleged 13-year-old victim on August 12.
Broy is also wanted in Harrison County for sexual misconduct with a minor, child solicitation, possession of child pornography and invasion of privacy, according to the department.
In an interview with Indiana State Police (ISP), the girl said she had sent topless photos of herself in response to requests by who she thought was a teenage boy she said she knew through social media as “Jason.” She said she then started receiving threats from “Jason” who allegedly told her if she didn’t send him more photos and meet with him to have sex, he would post the earlier photos on social media and send them to her parents. All this reportedly took place before the end of July.
She agreed to meet “Jason” in a vacant lot near her home on August 5. She said she got a message from him that day that “Jason” couldn’t come but asked if she would meet with his friend “Chris” instead. The girl did so, having sex with “Chris.”
The girl said she met with “Chris” a second time and had sex with him again. She had a girlfriend spending the night with her, she said, and that child corroborated the meeting between the two. The second girl said “Chris” tried to get her to have intercourse as well, but the girl said she left her friend and “Chris” and returned to her friend’s house.
By Wednesday, August 17, Sheriff Dan McClain aired an appeal, asking for the public’s help in locating Broy. The appeal was placed on social media and broadcast by several Louisville-based television stations.
Broy contacted WDRB-TV by phone after the broadcast. He left a message Friday, August 19, that was recorded by station personnel, saying he “...wasn’t armed and dangerous like the Sheriff said I was. I’m not even in the area anymore, so the police need to leave my family alone.” That Friday was also the day that the 13-year-old had selected Broy’s picture from a photo array that ISP Detective Dave Mitchell had created.
By Saturday, August 20, the Sheriff’s Department, ISP and U.S. Marshal Service had tracked Broy to the Louisville metropolitan area. Officers with the Ninth Mobile Division of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) began hunting for the man. They caught up with Broy on Sunday, August 21. Reportedly, he was spotted in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. As he walked down a nearby street, officers attempted to stop Broy. He ran but was quickly captured and taken to Jefferson County Jail, where he remained as of Monday afternoon, August 22.
Broy is expected to be returned to Scott County some time this week where an initial hearing will be conducted in Scott Circuit Court.
His charges include two counts of Level 1 felony child molesting and two counts of Level 4 felony child molesting. Bail has been set at $100,000 cash only.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 07:20|