Police: Man Admits To Molesting Children Years Ago

Posted On December 17, 2015

By Mike Perleberg


Thomas Maxfield. Photo by Decatur County Sheriff’s Department.

(Decatur County, Ind.) – A man is in jail accused of molesting children in Franklin, Ripley, and Decatur counties years ago.

Thomas Maxfield, 60, of Columbus, was arrested December 9 in Decatur County, The Greensburg Daily News reports. He had allegedly admitted to the crimes during an interview with an Indiana State Police investigator.

Maxfield’s victims are now adults, but may have been as young as nine-years-old when he had inappropriate contact with them between 2001 and 2005. The newspaper reported that the incidents were not limited to one location.

One victim said he came forward now in hopes of preventing similar crimes from happening to another child.

Maxfield is charged in Decatur County with two counts of Child Molesting (class A felony). He remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.