Newburgh man arrested in Missouri on sex crime charges

WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) - A Newburgh man is accused of sex crimes involving an underage girl.

Indiana State Police says they began investigating in March after they got information that 21-year-old James Teddleton had allegedly sexually molested a girl under the age of 14 during the later months of 2017.

The investigation led to the Warrick County Prosecutor's Office issuing a warrant for Teddleton.

State police say Teddleton was found and arrested Wednesday night in Mississippi County, Missouri.

Since then, we've confirmed he's worked as a groundskeeper at Newburgh Softball Fields and as a pack leader with the Boy Scouts of America in Warrick County.

The Boy Scouts dismissed Teddleton as a pack leader and reaffirmed that youth safety is extremely important to them.

"The Buffalo Trace Council was shocked and mortified when we heard the news of the arrest of a potential past leader in the organization. The Boy Scouts of America has been very, very concerned with youth protection issues for decades, and we have got it is paramount in our concerns and operating our program," said Scout Executive John Harding.

ISP says it's not clear yet when Teddleton will be transferred back to Warrick County, but he's facing charges of child molesting and sexual misconduct.

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