Man faces molest charge

A Jackson County man is behind bars after he was arrested on a charge of molesting a 6-year-old girl.

Revas M. Spencer, 33, of Seymour faces charges of child molestation, a Class A felony; battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class D felony; and intimidation, a Class D felony. He was arrested Tuesday and was being held without bond Wednesday, pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

The incidents with the young girl took place between March 30 and April 7, according to the probable cause affidavit. It was signed by Detective Corporal Brian Moore with Seymour Police Department.

Moore said that on Oct. 10 the girl talked about the incidents with a teacher, who notified the Jackson County office of the Indiana Department of Child Protective Services.

An official with child protective services interviewed the girl. Police were then asked to be involved, according to court documents.

Moore’s incident report said the girl told investigators a man identified as Spencer would force her to take her clothes off so he could sexually abuse her in the bathroom “every morning.”

Moore said the girl told child protective services the man would yell at her and threaten to spank her with a belt if she did not cooperate.

Police also discovered the 6-year-old did not tell anyone because she was “scared,” Moore said. She said the man would hit her, and she felt unsafe around him.

When she told him she didn’t like it, he told her that “he didn’t care,” the girl told investigators, according to court documents.

If convicted of child molesting, Spencer could face 20 to 50 years in prison.