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New Castle man faces 2nd child molesting charge

Posted at 10:29 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 23:30:57-05

NEW CASTLE, Ind. -- A Henry County man has been arrested for the second time on charges of molesting children at a day care.

Prosecutors say Aaron New did lawn care and snow removal and his mother' in-home daycare.

New, 35, is charged with child molestation for allegedly touching a minor victim's genitals.

In March, New was charged with a separate count of child molestation for another alleged assault at the day care.

MORENew Castle man accused of molesting 3-year-old at mother's day care

Despite the molestation allegations, the home day care remains open and its license is in good standing with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

According to FSSA’s Carefinder website, two complaints from earlier this year say "conditions exist in the home that would endanger the health, welfare or safely of the children."

“At the time of the complaints, he was an approved caregiver (had passed background checks) and was permitted to be alone with the children,” said Marni Lemons, FSSA spokesperson. “CPS investigated, as did the police, and didn’t substantiate against the mother. Neither police nor CPS believe (Diana New) was involved or had knowledge. That is why the child care is still open and not on probation.”

Lemons said once Aaron New was arrested, he was given a restraining order and not allowed to be near the home child care provider.

“So because CPS and law enforcement had taken action against the son and found the mother/provider to not be involved or aware, no licensing action was taken,” said Lemons.

A trial for New's original charge is scheduled to begin in January. He was free on bond as of Tuesday night.

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