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71-year-old charged with 5 counts of child molestation

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A 71-year-old Michigan City man has been arrested on multiple counts of child molesting following an investigation by the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

In October 2017, deputies investigating allegations of sexual abuse against 71-year-old David E. Allen after a family member of a victim contacted them.

During the investigation, several other possible victims were identified.

In January 20, 2018, an arrest warrant was issued for Allen for five counts of felony child molesting and one count of Level 4 child molesting.

Allen was taken into custody on January 31st.

Since his arrest, more victims have come forward, reports said. Additional charges are anticipated.

Allen is being held on a cash only bond of $50,005.

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