HANCOCK COUNTY — A McCordsville man turned himself in to police Friday after being accused of child molestation.

Jeremiah D. Tuttle, 31, was charged Feb. 17 in connection with a single incident of inappropriate touching that took place in McCordsville late last year, police said.

The man fondled a boy, court records state. The incident took place between Oct. 1 and Dec. 11, at which time the incident was reported to the McCordsville Police Department, according to the Hancock County Prosecutor’s office.

A report was filed with the Hancock County Department of Child Services on Jan. 27. A copy of that report was forwarded to the McCordsville Police Department.

Tuttle turned himself in Friday, posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Hancock County Jail. His initial hearing is set for Thursday in Hancock Circuit Court.

Scott Slade is community editor. He can be reached at 317-477-3229 or sslade@ptlpnews.com.