Three men recently charged in Scott Circuit Court with sexual crimes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Three criminal cases recently filed by the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office involve alleged child molesting or incest and sexual battery.

Diaundre Newby, 18, Lexington, faces charges of criminal deviate conduct, a Class B felony; incest, a Class C felony; and sexual battery, a Class D felony.

Shawn W. Cardinal, 37, no address listed, has been charged with three counts of Class C felony child molesting.

Charges against George Hollon, 64, Austin, include two counts of Class A felony child molesting, two counts of Class C felony child molesting, and a Class A misdemeanor of patronizing a prostitute.

The charges against Newby and Cardinal were filed with the court on June 20. Hollon’s charges were filed June 23. Arrest warrants have been issued for the three suspects.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Indiana State Police Detective Brian Busick began the investigation in the Newby case this past February after information was given to the Indiana Department of Child Services.

A male relative of Newby said Newby had performed a sexual act on the minor boy against the boy’s will. Newby denied the allegations when interviewed by the ISP officer.

In the Cardinal case, he is accused of sexually molesting two young sisters who were living near him this past March. Cardinal denied having inappropriately touched the little girls in his interview with Deputy Joe Guarneri of the Sheriff’s Department.

According to paperwork filed with the affidavit, the Prosecutor’s Office plans to also file Repeat Sex Offender and Habitual Offender enhancements against Cardinal.

Hollon’s charges concern his alleged actions with a female child who was between the ages of 10 and 12 in 2010 to 2012, the probable cause affidavit related. His charge of patronizing a prostitute was a result of his allegedly offering to pay money to a woman for sex.

None of the men had yet appeared for initial court hearings on Monday, June 23.

Bails for Newby and Cardinal are set at $75,000 corporate surety bond/$15,000 cash bail. Hollon’s bail is $100,000 corporate surety bond/$20,000 cash bail.