Victim’s father says he caught accused child molester in the act

Courtesy of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office (WLFI)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Tippecanoe County man faces formal charges for child molestation.

Prosecutors said the victim was only 6-years-old.

Michael Shoaf, 48, was arrested on August 2. The allegations came to light when the victim’s father told investigators he walked in on Shoaf during the act.

The victim told a forensic investigator Shoaf put his privates on her privates during multiple occasions.

Shoaf is in the Tippecanoe County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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