Man accused in sex crimes


A Jackson County man faces three Class A felony counts of child molesting after a woman told police in August that he sexually assaulted two children.

Timothy Ray Poore, 41, of Seymour, accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, was arrested Friday morning.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred between May 12, 2009, and

Dec. 25, 2013, according to the probable cause affidavit signed by Officer Devlin McMindes.

Poore also faces a Class B felony charge of incest and a Class D felony charge of intimidation.

The events that led to Poore’s arrest began Aug. 11 when the woman reported the molestation incidents to the Seymour Police Department, according to the probable cause affidavit.

McMindes said the woman told investigators she had noticed the 4-year-old boy “displaying unusual behavior,” prompting her to ask questions of him and the 9-

year-old girl.

Both children told the woman they had been sexually assaulted by Poore at previous times, according to the documents. The boy said he was scared and that’s why he hadn’t said anything before.

McMindes said the children have not had contact with Poore in eight months and would not have future contact with him because of a protective order.

A warrant for the charges against Poore was filed by the prosecutor’s office and signed by Jackson Circuit Judge Richard Poynter.

Poore was arrested and booked into the jail in Brownstown at 10:02 a.m. Friday and is being held without bond pending his initial hearing. A Class A felony carries a potential sentence of 20 to 50 years in prison upon conviction.

Poore also is awaiting jury trial on two D felony charges — domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old and battery resulting in bodily injury committed in the presence of a child.

Police said the unrelated crimes were committed Dec. 25, 2013, and Poore’s trial date is set for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 18 in Jackson Circuit Court.

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