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Hammond man charged with molesting preteen girl

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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A Hammond man is facing charges alleging he repeatedly sexually assaulted a preteen girl, then told police she lied about it. Deshawn Emerson, 29, is facing up to 92 years. He was charged Tuesday with two counts of Level 1 child molesting and one count of Level 4 child molesting. He has not been apprehended and is ordered held without bail. Hammond Police responded on Sept. 2, 2022, to Community Hospital in Munster. The child wrote a note to a friend at school alleging the sexual abuse. The affidavit estimates...

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