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74-year-old La Porte man accused of child molesting

Gerald Yaw (Photo courtesy of the La Porte Police Department)

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind.—A La Porte man has been arrested and is accused of child molesting, according to the La Porte Police Department.

Gerald Yaw, 74, was arrested on February 21 at his home and booked into the LaPorte County Jail. He is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

Yaw was booked on suspicion of three counts of child molesting, where the defendant is at least 21 years of age, and two counts of child molesting, fondling or touching a child less than 14 years of age.

The investigation began in October of 2019 and is ongoing. Detectives have not released any other information regarding the case.

Yaw is due in court on March 13.

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