Alleged child abduction leads to molestation charge
Greensburg, IN—On Sunday, December 22, 2019, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) responded to reported child abduction in Forest Hill, located in western Decatur County. During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Department alleges that a family member observed the child at their residence in a vehicle with a stranger. The family member confronted the stranger, and before the stranger could flee the scene with the child, the family member flattened a tire.Though the vehicle was partially disabled, the stranger was able to leave the residence with the child. A short time later, deputies identified and stopped the vehicle and rescued the child. DCSO deputies arrested the suspect on the scene, who was later identified as Miguel Hernandez, 27, of Indianapolis. Hernandez was not known to the child’s family.Preliminary evidence indicates Hernandez and the child may have connected through social media. Hernandez was arrested on allegations of one count of child molestation and kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Decatur County Detention Center.