Probation officer charged with offering leniency for sex

From Indiana State Police

SELLERSBURG, IN - Earlier today Indiana State Police detectives arrested 29 year old Larry B. Grimmet, Jr. of Madison on one count of Attempted Sexual Misconduct with a Service Provider, a Class C Felony.

The investigation began July 13 when a 26 year old female serving in-home detention in Jefferson County contacted state police alleging Grimmet, a Jefferson County Probation Officer, on July 12 solicited her for sexual favors at her home in exchange for lenient supervision.  A subsequent investigation has led to the charge.

Grimmet turned himself in earlier today for his initial hearing in Jefferson Circuit Court and after the hearing was transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he is being held on a $5,000 bond.