The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Friday about the arrest of Christopher Allen Couch, a 31-year-old Male from Worthington, Indiana.
Text of release:
Indiana State Police Joint Investigation with Kentucky State Police Leads to an Arrest
On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia, Kentucky contacted the Indiana State Police Bloomington District about an active Child Molestation case that they were investigating and that some of the alleged criminal elements occurred in Indiana. Kentucky State Police requested ISP locate and interview their suspect in Worthington, Indiana.
After receiving the report, Bloomington District Detectives Trooper Ian Matthews and Master Trooper Allen Deel responded to the residence and located the male suspect. During the investigation, Detective Matthews and Deel were assisted by Crime Scene Investigation Sergeant Eric Russell from the Indiana State Police Laboratory, Town Marshal Jacob Gambil and Deputy Town Marshal Michael McGough of the Worthington Police Department, and Representatives from the Indiana Department of Child Services with the execution of search warrants and other investigative techniques. The investigation ultimately led to the arrest of, Christopher Allen Couch, a 31-year-old Male from Worthington, Indiana.
Couch was arrested and transported to the Greene County Jail on the following charges:
- Child Molesting, a Level 1 Felony
- Child Seduction, a Level 3 Felony
- Rape, a Level 3 Felony
- Possession Of Paraphernalia, a Class B Misdemeanor
These charges are based on events that took place in Indiana. Additional criminal charges in regard to the investigation by the Kentucky State Police should be directed to KSP.
An arrest photo may be obtained from the Greene County Jail.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.