Seymour man arrested on child molesting charge

A 33-year-old Jackson County man accused of molesting a 6-year-old child was arrested Saturday morning.

Jose Ernesto Bonilla Gomez of Seymour faces a Level 4 felony charge in connection with the incident reported in early August to the Seymour Police Department.

According to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster, Gomez’s arrest stems from an investigation that started Aug. 8 when officers took a complaint about a child being molested. The child was later forensically interviewed at Susie’s Place, a child advocacy center in Bloomington.

Gomez was located and interviewed by police on Saturday before being arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 7:38 a.m. He was being held without bond Monday.

A Level 4 felony carries a prison sentence of four to 12 years and an advisory sentence of six years if convicted.

Gomez’s arrest follows on the heels of an arrest Friday of a 22-year-old Seymour man accused of failing to appear for a hearing on child molesting charges in two separate incidents.

Tyler Jolly Fisher, 22, of Seymour was originally arrested June 1 on a Level 3 felony charge of child molesting. He then posted bond on that charge and was arrested on a second Level 3 felony charge of child molesting from a separate incident, Foster said.

Fisher then posted bond on the second incident but failed to appear in court for a hearing Friday, leading to the warrant for failure to appear being issued and his arrest.

He was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 1:38 p.m. Friday.