Jasonville man charged Monday with rape, to be charged Thursday with child molestation in separate case

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Justin A. Farnsworth

Another criminal case involving a sex offense has been filed against a 19-year-old Jasonville man who was just charged with rape during a hearing on Monday in a separate case.

Justin A. Farnsworth is scheduled to be back in Greene Circuit Court again early Thursday morning for an initial hearing in the latest case accusing him of child molesting, a class C felony.

The Greene County Prosecutor's Office filed the new case Wednesday and Judge Erik Allen ordered a warrant be issued for Farnsworth's arrest.

Since Farnsworth has been incarcerated in the Greene County Jail since his arrest last Friday, the new warrant will be served to him in the jail.

Both cases were investigated by Jasonville Police Officer James Gadberry with assistance from JPD Officer Andrew Duguay who arrested Farnsworth and booked him into jail Friday.

Officer Duguay also took a report in late September about an alleged incident of child molestation involving a 12-year-old female.

Duguay conducted a video interview with the victim. Gadberry conducted an interview with Farnsworth at the Sheriff's Department.

The victim said she was walking to a store when she was confronted by Farnsworth in the area of S. Railroad and E. Sycamore streets in Jasonville. She told the officer that Farnsworth told her "if she went to the reservoir with him he wouldn't hurt her but if she didn't, she wouldn't see her dad again."

The victim said on the way to the reservoir, she was looking for cars or a house she could get to without getting caught by Farnsworth.

At the reservoir, Farnsworth allegedly molested the female -- touching and fondling her in an inappropriate manner.

Gadberry reported Farnsworth changed his story when he was interviewed but when confronted with inconsistencies, Farnsworth allegedly admitted to things he said and to molesting the female.

In a probable cause affidavit, Gadberry wrote that the information it contained was not a full and complete report of the incident and allegations but rather a summary to establish probable cause.

In the first case, Farnsworth was charged with rape, a class B felony in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred early in August.

In that case, Farnsworth is accused of forcing himself on a 16-year-old female. According to an affidavit, Farnsworth allegedly admitted to the incident.

When Farnsworth was in court in the rape case, a public defender was appointed to represent him and on Tuesday, a motion was filed by the defense requesting a psychiatric examination to determine if Farnsworth is competent to stand trial, and a notice of a defense based on Farnsworth having a mental disease or defect. The court has not yet ruled on the motion for a psychological examination.

In the rape case, bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety with ten percent allowed - he has not yet posted bond.

In the latest case alleging a child molestation, the judge specified that Farnsworth is to be held without bond pending his appearance in court.

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  • Held without bond, finally!

    If there are more victims, it will be easier to come forward now.

    Crimes of sexual violence against children, or anyone, need to be stopped!

    -- Posted by Orion's Belt on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 10:48 PM
  • Get the rope ready

    -- Posted by Chaney on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 11:23 PM
  • You can look at this sicko and it's obvious he's mentally challenged. How could we guess the incompetence would be his attorney's defense? Either way, state prison or state hospital, he'll get what he has coming to him. i don't care how retarded you are, you have no right to push your dumbass on a child, teen, or adult! He knew enough to scare the little girl, he can stand trial. I volunteer to be on this jury! Hoping this judge won't accept a plea. The girl wasn't offered a bargain. If this creep goes for less than 40 do 20, (bc we all know they print it up like big time yet it's cut in half w/the availability to cut 1/3 of that), some1 else NEEDS to run against Mr. Allen.

    -- Posted by MsUnderstood13 on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 2:56 AM
  • someone needs to run against all of them. i believe the whole county is corrupt.

    -- Posted by tmj4598 on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 7:31 AM
  • A judge can sentence a person for forty years, but prison programs, probation, parole boards,and etc. along with "good behavior" allow for their time to be cut in half. The sad truth is...barely any citizen would be willing to pay extra money/taxes for prisoners to stay in prison for the full amount of time

    -- Posted by TheSecretTruth on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 9:38 AM
  • Someone should also look at a kidnapping charge.

    -- Posted by Barb and Hay Wire on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 9:49 AM
  • And who would you suggest we get in there to run as county judge, tmj4598? Some people criticize and think being a judge is an easy task in which the judge should just by pass the constitution which grants to all a fair trial and just 'hang em high' with out a trial...lol...There are always people who so easily criticize others without the slightest clue as to what it is to walk in their shoes.

    And God forbid anyone you love ever finds themselves in the position of being accused of a crime, I doubt you would be so quick to criticize then, you would want a fair trial for them.

    Just saying there is a justice system for a reason and we have to abide by it even though it's not perfect and needs work daily by our lawmakers and by the people who need to call their lawmakers when a law needs perfected or changed for our day. The same goes for someone who is guilty of a crime, we want everything done according to the laws set up so they can't win an appeal or get off on some dumb loop hole because someone didn't cross every T and dot every I to ensure the guilty gets the full penalty allotted by the law.

    This guy admitted his guilt, he will be judged appropriately, I am assured of that! And of course his defending attorney requested a mental evaluation of this guy, what else could he do? I'm sure in the public defender's mind and I'm no mind reader but being that he already knows this guy admitted to the crimes especially the rape case, which doesn't leave the public defender with much to defend with except to bring some mentally incompetent defense into the equation and even if he has something mentally wrong with the him, BTW,in today's world who doesn't have issues. Which is one main reason the incompetent defense is hard to prove but it does buy the public defender some extra time but I doubt that it will help this creep because he was able to manipulate a 12 yr old into going with him which shows 'IMHO' he has the mental capacity to think,plan and act out on that plan and not just once but two times that we know about. And using mental incompetence is hard to prove and usually brought up by the defense team to not only buy some time but also to help prove some mitigating circumstances they will claim influenced the perpetrator's crime so the defense can try to achieve some lenience in sentencing.

    Thank God he didn't rape this young girl like he did the other one, bad enough what he did to her without raping her too. And I'm sure Judge Allen will take all of that into account and do a good job and handle this with good judgement to the best of his ability and also it is never solely in a judges hands, there is a prosecutor who has to do a good job by proving the case. Just some thing's to think about.

    -- Posted by sassy12 on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 10:26 AM
  • Also, I should have added besides the judge and prosecutor, there are the police investigators that must make sure they have done their best also to ensure a sound case so this creep doesn't get off on some legality, so it's never just in one person's hands is the point, consider that the next time you want to criticize the judge. I don't know Judge Allen in a personal capacity either so not defending him for any personal reasons. I just get tired of people who unfairly criticize others with out good reason.

    -- Posted by sassy12 on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 10:34 AM
  • Send him to 'The Big House" and let his follow cons have their way with him. I worked in Corrections for 8 years and I know what happens to lowlife child molesters and it isn't pretty!

    -- Posted by lbyutzy on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 10:46 AM
  • I agree with Sassy12, the judge can only do what he can do by law. I am glad he admitted to the rape, that sounds open and shut (I would hope). The laws really need to be changed in regards to the sentencing guidelines and standard bond for violent vs non-violent crimes and especially crimes against children.

    -- Posted by lintonite on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 10:57 AM
  • lbyutzy, I hear that a lot but seems to me that there is a fair percentage of inmates that are exactly that, child molesters and rapist. They are all criminals in prison except for the few that are found to be incarcerated innocently or are non violent drug offenders so who are these people who hand out punishment to these rapist and child molesters? Other inmates who are guilty of crimes as well or do the correctional officers hand out extra punishment to them? Who? I really don't know who as you said "I know what happens to lowlife child molesters and it isn't pretty". They are all guilty of crime in prison. I have never understood why people claim that some extra form of punishment within the prison walls is handed out to child molesters or rapist when a lot of the population is exactly that, child molesters,rapists,murderers, thieves,those who assault women and use and abuse them. What do you mean? Are you saying one crime is worse than another, they are all evil deeds imo! All criminals who take advantage of innocent people.

    -- Posted by sassy12 on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 11:06 AM
  • I would hardly compare a drug user to a child rapist. IDT any1 said being a judge is a simple task, although "IMHO", there is ONE JUDGE... And i believe HE will impose the ultimate sentence.

    -- Posted by MsUnderstood13 on Fri, Oct 4, 2013, at 7:02 AM
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