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Lafayette man charged with child molestation

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A Tippecanoe County man faces nine felony charges following an investigation into child molesting allegations.

The prosecutor filed formal charges against 45-year-old Michael Osborn of Lafayette Wednesday.

They include child molesting, child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

The sheriff’s office began its investigation in August. They said inappropriate photos were discovered on the victim’s phone.

According to court documents, Osborn is accused of touching the child inappropriately on several occasions, as well as videotaping and sending the child explicit photos.