Indiana man accused of raping woman, 2 juveniles

Indiana man accused of raping 2 juveniles, woman

CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - A accused of raping a woman and two juveniles is in custody.

Lewis Craig, 22, of Otisco, Indiana, was arrested for three counts of rape and one count of child molestation.

Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel said the victims were 13, 16 and 18 years old at the time of the alleged acts. Noel said one case happened in 2017 and two cases happened this year.

“This case is absolutely appalling, what I’ve seen so far,” Noel said.

Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel
Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Details in the case laid out in a probable cause affidavit have not been released but Noel said with this being a serial case he fears more victims.

"This has torn me up,” Frank Craig, the suspect’s father said. “That's my son and he did not do it and I know he didn't do it."

Frank said his son took special needs classes while in school. Lewis Craig’s Facebook page says he went to Charlestown High School. School district officials have not confirmed if he was indeed a student or if he took special needs classes. Frank stands by his son’s innocence even after detectives interrogated Lewis.

"A boy that's mentally between 10 and 12 years old, he is going to tell you anything you want to hear," Frank said.

Sheriff Noel said two separate reports were made to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. A pattern was seen in the two reports.

“Trying to make themselves appear younger than what they are through the casual interaction but once it got to the point at least in two of the cases it was in no way consensual what so ever," Noel said.

Noel said any additional victims should contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 283-4471.

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