GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man who called police on himself to deny accusations that he fondled a young girl — a crime he was then charged with — is back in jail on new child molest charges after another victim came forward.
Ryan Nutter, 30, was charged in February with two felony charges of child molest but later released from jail after posting bond; Wednesday, he was rearrested and charged with six additional counts of child molest based on new allegations.
A Greenwood man contacted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department last month after hearing allegations from a girl who said Nutter assaulted her young sister.
Representatives from the Indiana Department of Child Services interviewed the victim about the allegations, who said Nutter touched her on several occasions, court documents state.
The victim told police the abuse dates back to 2009 and has continued since, court records state.
Nutter told the girl not to tell anyone what happened; the victim said she was scared tell an adult, court documents state.
Nutter, who was arrested Wednesday, denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty in Hancock Circuit Court. He remains in jail on a $100,000 cash bond.
He had already pleaded not guilty to the charges filed in February; in that case, another young girl told police Nutter touched her inappropriately on at least five occasions dating back to 2011, according to court documents.
Nutter contacted police in November about those accusations, saying he wanted to speak with an officer about what the girl was saying about him.
Nutter told officers he discovered text messages on the girl’s cellphone in which she told a friend he’d assaulted her, police said.
He was released from jail on a $5,000 cash bond in February for the previous offense, court records state.
Both cases are scheduled for trial July 26. Nutter has been ordered by the court to have no contact with either victim.