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Married couple arrested for molesting, and neglect of children

Ronald Jay Eads (Photo courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)
Jessica Kay Eads (Photo courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

A press release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s office Thursday states that a married couple were arrested on charges of molesting, and child neglect. The man molested two children over three years, and his wife had knowledge of the crimes. During an investigation the man admitted to investigators “that inappropriate sexual acts had taken place” involving the children. Information is being withheld from this story to protect the identities of the children.

“On October 15th, 2019, Detectives from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office observed two forensic interviews that took place at Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center after an allegation of child molest was reported to the Department of Child Services here in Monroe County, Indiana,” according to the press release.

“Through the forensic interviews, it was determined that these acts had taken place beginning in 2015 and stopping in 2018. Ronald Jay Eads was remanded to the Monroe County Correctional Center on the charges of: 3 Counts of Child Molest; a Level 1 Felony and 7 Counts of Child Molest; a Level 4 Felony,” according to the press release.

Jessica Kay Eads was charged with felony neglect.

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