Indiana Man Charged with Molesting and Impregnating a 10-Year-Old Girl

Nicholas Deon Thrash, who was living in Marion Indiana, faces 10 counts of molesting a child.

Published Jun 1, 2017

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On 17 May 2017, police in Marion, Indiana, arrested 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash on charges of child molestation, amid allegations that he had impregnated a 10-year-old girl. 

Thrash, who gave authorities an address in Atlanta, Georgia, is being held in the Grant County jail on a bond of $500,000, according to jail records

Marion police confirmed to us in a statement that Thrash's alleged victim is pregnant and was 10 years old at the time of the alleged offenses against her. 

Thrash has been charged with 10 counts of molesting a child, according to court records.

Police had appealed for the public's help tracing the whereabouts of Thrash and initially thought he may have fled the area. However, a Crimestoppers tip-off led to his arrest at an address in Marion. 

Police also confirmed that the girl's 32-year-old mother, whom we are not naming, was arrested on 16 May 2017 and has been charged with two counts of felony neglect of a dependent. 

Disturbingly, pregnancies resulting from child rape are not unheard of. The youngest child to undergo that experience was just five years old.  

Dan Mac Guill is a former writer for Snopes.

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