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Police: Man admits to molesting children, blames trucking and Vietnam

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Police say an Evansville man who faces six felony counts of child molesting, admits to having a sexual appetite for children. 

65-year-old Jerry Wayne Thomas is in jail without bond.

Police say Wayne denied the accusations at first, but then admitted to molesting a young girl at least four times.

Officers say Thomas blamed the incidents on "being away from his wife since he is a truck driver."

They say he also traces his desires to times he would visit seven to 12 year old prostitutes during his time in Vietnam.

Police say Thomas admitted to searching the internet for child porn, and they say he told them he's been accused of molesting at least three other children in the past, but has never been convicted.

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