Posey County – At 3:15 this afternoon, Indiana State Police arrested Edward Eli Cooper, 81, of Evansville, after a criminal investigation revealed he allegedly molested a 10-year-old girl in 2010.
Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in February after receiving information a Posey County girl had been allegedly molested by Cooper. During the investigation, Detective Sherretz revealed Cooper allegedly molested the 10-year-old girl on two separate occasions in 2010. Both incidents occurred at Cooper’s residence in Mt. Vernon prior to him moving to his new residence in Evansville. The alleged incidents occurred at 1317 North Byrd in Mt. Vernon.
Cooper was arrested at his residence without incident and taken to the Posey County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Edward Eli Cooper, 81, 3021 Comfort Court, Evansville, IN
1. 2 Counts of Child Molesting, Class C Felony
Investigating Officer: Detective Alan Sherretz, Indiana State Police