Evansville man back in jail facing 25 counts of child molestation

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:27 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 12:32 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - An Evansville man is back in jail and is now charged with 25 counts of child molestation.

39-year-old James Fairchild was arrested on November 18 on a molesting charge after a juvenile victim told authorities he sexually assaulted the victim two different times.

James Fairchild.
James Fairchild.(Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

The victim told the investigator the last time it happened was in March of 2020.

He was arrested again on Monday after authorities conducted more interviews with other victims.

During the interviews, officials say two victims were able to tell them in detail about several different incidents that happened at a home on Springfield Drive involving Fairchild from seven years ago.

Authorities say one victim told them that Fairchild would sexually abuse them up to three times every day. The victim also said that he would hurt them if they told anyone.

A second victim told officials that Fairchild would shoot them with airsoft guns at point-blank range repeatedly for punishment.

Both victims told investigators that the abuse happened for multiple years.

Fairchild is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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