3 face felony child molesting charges

The Scott County prosecutor recently announced charges against three Jackson County residents related to a report of a child being molested, police said.

Robin English, 22, Christopher Greene, 46, and James Anderson, 36, each face a Level 1 felony charge of child molesting committed by a person at least 21, a Level 4 felony charge of child molesting — performs or submits to fondling or touching a child under 14 and a Level 6 felony charge of performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor.

Additionally, English and Greene were arrested on two counts of a Level 6 felony charge of neglect of a dependent and a charge of failure to make a report.

According to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, on Sept. 2, Chief Deputy Toby Deaton and Detective First Sgt. Jacklyn Shofner responded to a motel in Scottsburg after an anonymous tip was received that a child was possibly being molested there.

Upon arrival, Deaton and Shofner located the parents, identified as English and Greene, and two young children living at the motel. The Scott County Department of Child Services was notified, and a request was made for them to respond to the scene.

DCS removed the children, placing them in a safe environment, police said. English and Greene were interviewed at the sheriff’s office in Scottsburg regarding the information received that a child in their care was allegedly being molested.

After multiple interviews over the next several days, police said it was discovered that both English, the mother of the child, and Greene, the stepfather, knew the child was allegedly being molested by Anderson, who lives in Freetown.

Police also learned English, Greene and Anderson were living in motels in Jackson County before coming to Scott County, where they were caught.

English and Greene were arrested Sept. 2, and Anderson was arrested on a warrant that was issued Thursday. All three were booked into the Scott County Detention Center in Scottsburg and remain there.

The investigative report and findings were referred to the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office, where charges were formally imposed.

“I want to publicly thank the anonymous citizen who provided the tip to our office about this appalling situation,” Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin said. “Because of this tip, a child is no longer being harmed.”