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Man charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, incest

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A man has been arrested and charged for allegedly inappropriately touching a relative under the age of 16, according to court documents.

Jose Cortes has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of incest.

On November 21, the teen - who is either 14 or 15 years old, went to a teacher and said she was being touched by a male relative.

DCS and the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit investigated.

A forensic interview was conducted with the victim. She told investigators Cortes touched her 'private parts' multiple times at her home and at a business in Elkhart.

She said it happened this year and it happened last year when she was in 7th grade.

The victim told investigators Cortes touched her and took out his 'private part' and showed it to her.

Investigators spoke with Cortes. He allegedly admitted to touching the girl inappropriately multiple times.

Charges against Cortes were filed on November 22.

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