Child molestor arrested

Child molestor arrested

There are 46 comments on the WTHI Terre Haute story from Feb 28, 2009, titled Child molestor arrested. In it, WTHI Terre Haute reports that:

A man charged with several counts of child molestation is behind bars. News 10 learned the following: -Police in Daviess County picked up Theron Chilton of Loogootee.

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Grandma

Montgomery, IN

#1 Mar 1, 2009
Put all the child molesleters in the same cell and tell them to go at it. They could be each others Bubbs.Becasue they have already kissed the rest of there lifes good bye.And should be there the rest of there life. They knew it wasn;t right when they was doing it.
Snuggles

Fallon, NV

#2 Mar 2, 2009
Just castrate them all!!!!!

Since: Mar 09

Newburgh, IN

#4 Mar 2, 2009
does anybody know what this guy does for a liveing? he looks familiar.
Suzie

State College, PA

#5 Mar 2, 2009
Yes a complete removal of all of his reproductive glands and organs....
protect the children

Bloomington, IN

#6 Mar 2, 2009
I can't understand why these sick people always get off with such light sentences. I say it should be one strike and you're out for life. Theres nothing worse a person can do than to harm a poor, innocent child. You know the person isn't right when they are turned on by a child and will never be right. I say find a tall oak tree......
Janice

State College, PA

#7 Mar 2, 2009
I think if they would hang them on a tripod by their sexual organ with their legs spred out till they seperate and fall, due to the strain!!!!

Janice
concerned citizen

Mesa, AZ

#8 Mar 2, 2009
Wow i'm amazed at how easily people believe what the media tells them to be true. If you would actually stop and get all the facts before prosecuting an individual you might learn that these are just "allegations" against an innocent man. I find it totally unfair that the media would post the name and picture of an individual and potentially ruin a guys life. Why not post the name and picture of the boy and tell about all his past emotional and psychological problems. Better yet maybe I should do that. So before you judge to quickly maybe you should get all the facts. Maybe the media should dig into the dark side of the "emo" boy and find that this accusations are false. Google emo boy and see for yourself what he and all his gothic type friends are all about. Look at his history and broken family and you might find a very sad, lonely, scared, and disturbed little boy trying to push blame to other individuals for the demons that HE'S fighting within.
Rights of A Citizen

United States

#9 Mar 2, 2009
What happened innocent until proven guilty? It sounds like he is sentenced before he has ever had a chance to be proven his innocense. Does anyone understand the law in the State of Indiana? Hasn't anyone ever heard wrongfully charged? This man is Veteran of the Iraq War and Desert Storm, he served your country and your ready to hang him and take his rights, before he has a chance to prove his innocents. Like the concerned citizen stated, "What about the little 'emo' boy, has anyone checked on his background? What's to say he is innocent? Anyone can point finger at anyone, exspecially if their life is not perfect.
Allen

United States

#10 Mar 3, 2009
Rights of A Citizen wrote:
What happened innocent until proven guilty? It sounds like he is sentenced before he has ever had a chance to be proven his innocense. Does anyone understand the law in the State of Indiana? Hasn't anyone ever heard wrongfully charged? This man is Veteran of the Iraq War and Desert Storm, he served your country and your ready to hang him and take his rights, before he has a chance to prove his innocents. Like the concerned citizen stated, "What about the little 'emo' boy, has anyone checked on his background? What's to say he is innocent? Anyone can point finger at anyone, exspecially if their life is not perfect.
Are you a pedophile too?
New mommy

United States

#11 Mar 3, 2009
Obviously it took a year of investigation before this guy was arrested. They found something!!! That was more then enough time once a child says a grown adult has done something to him!!! I don't care if you are a vet of war or not. When you mess with a child your picture ought to be shown on the internet and everywhere for people to identify you. We need to do everything in our power to protect out children from people like this guy. Who cares if the child has problems...im sure it was probly caused from this guy.
Concerned in Indiana

United States

#12 Mar 3, 2009
I believe in innocent until proven guilty...however, aren't you judging the child as well? I would also think that the child is innocent and in this case might have even lost his innocence. Regardless of whether the accused is a war veteran or not, something has happened here that is very wrong. You want to judge the boy in this case but have we looked at the man being charged? He too came from a broken family with a mom that married 3 times...who's his daddy? This man lives in a small community and I only pray that he never came into contact with my son. I've been around war veterans and know first hand that there are chances of brain demons when they come back from war...just because he's a warfighter don't make him a good civilian. I pray that this boy and his family have the strength to put this man where he belongs, the guilty deserve to be punished!!!!!
Mel

United States

#13 Mar 3, 2009
concerned citizen wrote:
Wow i'm amazed at how easily people believe what the media tells them to be true. If you would actually stop and get all the facts before prosecuting an individual you might learn that these are just "allegations" against an innocent man. I find it totally unfair that the media would post the name and picture of an individual and potentially ruin a guys life. Why not post the name and picture of the boy and tell about all his past emotional and psychological problems. Better yet maybe I should do that. So before you judge to quickly maybe you should get all the facts. Maybe the media should dig into the dark side of the "emo" boy and find that this accusations are false. Google emo boy and see for yourself what he and all his gothic type friends are all about. Look at his history and broken family and you might find a very sad, lonely, scared, and disturbed little boy trying to push blame to other individuals for the demons that HE'S fighting within.
Unfortunately, I see that this hits you personally and you made not be able to make an unbiased comment. Have you considered that this "issue" like many others has been investigated fully and an actual arrest was made based on evidence & fact. The only reason the term allegation is being tossed around is because it has not gone to trial. How sad it is for you to want to hurt a child further by being hateful and trying to make it someone else's fault. The truth is if this man were completely guiltless, his name or picture wouldn't even be a topic.
Mom in Indiana

United States

#14 Mar 3, 2009
Well, first off I think the emotional family members of the indicted should probably refrain from using the message boards if they are going to try to blame the victim, who, ohh by the way is a MINOR CHILD! Referring to the rants of 'concerned citizen' & 'Rights of a Citizen's comments. If we are going to talk about the emotional problems and how "disturbed" this boy is lets do that; at the same time lets look at when these "problems" started and when your CHILD MOLESTING, poor excuse, pathetic, waste of flesh; brother, son, nephew or whatever relation he is to you, started RAPING him and making him then feel like it was his fault and he deserved it!Shall we? If I was a betting woman I would say that you might see an interesting parallel, between when those "demons" appeared and the demon spawn that took his INNOCENCE appeared! Ya think? Another suggestion for the CONCERNED Kin would be to learn to spell before ranting. You mis spelled your most important word INNOCENCE, amongst others. I have never met this child so I dont know if the charges are true or not, I do DO know that the police officers who arrested him spent more then a year investigating. Im sure they didnt see a hero and say "lets ruin his life." As the above mentioned members implied. That is the GREAT thing about this country is he is INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty, because if he were not he wouldnt be sleeping in a wrm bed provided to him free of charge and recieving three meals a day, at no charge. He would have already had one or more of those suggestions from other people that posted (thats not related to him) put upon him. As a mother of 2 girls and 2 boys, it makes me sick to think that something like this could happen to them and it makes me even sicker that some people would berate a child in a misguided attempt to defend the pedophile. On a closing note I would just like to say that people need to look in their own back yard before they start throwing mud. How exactly do you know this child comes from a broken home? They havent disclosed who the VICTIM was! How do you know he is an "EMO Boy"? They havent disclosed who the VICTIM is! How do you know his friends are 'gothic'? They havent disclosed who the VICTIMS friends are, have they? How many divorces have occurred in your home? IE Childrens divorces, your own, your parents, nieces, nephews? Now how many children in your family passed or present had a step parent in their life or ohh my, may have been born out of wedlock??(parish the thought)Well I have news for you, ready for this one?????
Those ARE BROKEN FAMILIES.
Ohhh my gracious, in your family, NO! So for future reference clean your own back yard BEFORE you start commenting on the landscaping of your neighbor!
Jen

United States

#15 Mar 3, 2009
This post is directed to the people making "emo" comments... Clearly you either know or are related to the pervert. Otherwise you would see this situation like the rest of us do...disgusting.

You commented that this child was "emo" and from a broken home. How does that factor into this situation? Whether this child is "emo" or not, which isn't relevant, did he deserve what happened to him? Your comment makes it sound like any child who is different or comes from a divorced family is asking to be violated. That is just insane. Do you also agree that any woman who wears a low-cut shirt is asking to be raped? That it should happen to her because she "brought it on herself". Get real. We are talking about a child molestor! No matter what this child has done or not done, it is still a child! This "war vet" should have thought about his oath to protect. As far as his reputation, who cares. Maybe you should stop and think about the victim and what pain and suffering they will carry with them for the rest of their life. No matter how much time this pervert spends in jail, it is no comparison to the life this child will lead now. So Mr. Chilton has to sit in jail for a few years and think about what he's done and what he's lost, so what! This child will have to battle the memories and the shame for the rest of their life. How is that fair?

In my opinion, they should give Mr. Chilton back to the military unit that he served with in Iraq and let them determine his punishment. I'm sure it would be far worse than the 3 meals and day and room and board he'll get in prison. To post that he is an Iraqi War Hero is an injustice to all of those who have served in our military.
Disgusted in Indiana

United States

#17 Mar 3, 2009
Isn't it unfortunate that some of these comments are trying to blame a child? Give me a break people - the victim is a child, a child, a child!!! I am just amazed that people can actually even attempt to blame the child. This child will have to deal with this the rest of their life. Do you really think a kid would chance all the grief they are going to have to suffer if it were not true. Not to mention what horrible experiences they have already suffered through!! WAKE UP, I understand that Mr. Chilton is your child, brother, whatever, BUT he is also a sick freak of a man that preys on innocent children. He needs help and unfortunately my tax dollars will probably provide it for him.
protect the children

Bloomington, IN

#18 Mar 3, 2009
Rights of A Citizen wrote:
What happened innocent until proven guilty? It sounds like he is sentenced before he has ever had a chance to be proven his innocense. Does anyone understand the law in the State of Indiana? Hasn't anyone ever heard wrongfully charged? This man is Veteran of the Iraq War and Desert Storm, he served your country and your ready to hang him and take his rights, before he has a chance to prove his innocents. Like the concerned citizen stated, "What about the little 'emo' boy, has anyone checked on his background? What's to say he is innocent? Anyone can point finger at anyone, exspecially if their life is not perfect.
Have you ever watched "To Catch a Predator" on Dateline NBC? There were guys on there who were war vets also. There were also cops, ministers, executives, etc... They all got caught red handed. So don't try and say this guy is innocent because hes a war vet. You sound as if you are just as sick as him. Does it make you feel good to blame a poor, innocent, helpless child? You should be ashamed of yourself for saying what you did about that kid. You act as if he deserved to be molested because he's emo, or has an emotional problem, or comes from a broken home. Well if he deserved it, then maybe you deserve to be hung from the same oak tree as the sick perv you're defending. The world could use less people like you and your perv friend. I say lock the sick mother****** up for life and let him see how it feels to be violated. Better yet, send him back to Iraq and let them violate him.
protect the children

Bloomington, IN

#19 Mar 3, 2009
Disgusted in Indiana wrote:
Isn't it unfortunate that some of these comments are trying to blame a child? Give me a break people - the victim is a child, a child, a child!!! I am just amazed that people can actually even attempt to blame the child. This child will have to deal with this the rest of their life. Do you really think a kid would chance all the grief they are going to have to suffer if it were not true. Not to mention what horrible experiences they have already suffered through!! WAKE UP, I understand that Mr. Chilton is your child, brother, whatever, BUT he is also a sick freak of a man that preys on innocent children. He needs help and unfortunately my tax dollars will probably provide it for him.
No, unfortunately our tax dollars will be spent to house him for a shorter time than he deserves. Then the sicko will be set free to hurt another child. I'd gladly buy a rope and provide them the use of one of my trees!!!
Rights of A Citizen

Poplar Bluff, MO

#20 Mar 3, 2009
Rights of A Citizen wrote:
What happened innocent until proven guilty? It sounds like he is sentenced before he has ever had a chance to be proven his innocense. Does anyone understand the law in the State of Indiana? Hasn't anyone ever heard wrongfully charged? This man is Veteran of the Iraq War and Desert Storm, he served your country and your ready to hang him and take his rights, before he has a chance to prove his innocents. Like the concerned citizen stated, "What about the little 'emo' boy, has anyone checked on his background? What's to say he is innocent? Anyone can point finger at anyone, exspecially if their life is not perfect.
Nobody is placing blame on a child. However, everyone is placing blame on the adult involved here. There are two sides to every story. Everyone and I mean everyone has the right to a fair trial, regardless of what he or she has been accused of. Does anyone realize how many innocent people go to jail each year? Apparently, that doesn't matter in this case to some of you. You hear and see what you want to beleive. Nobody, in their right mind would want a child to go through such horror and nobody with the right mind would want an innocent person to go to jail. All it takes is for one person to say he or she did this to me and everyone is ready to point a finger. You don't know either party involved. Innocent until proven guilty.
reality father

Mclean, VA

#21 Mar 3, 2009
Well, it seems very interesting to see the comments of so many concerned citizens, friends of the victims family, relatives of the "suspect" and parents in general.
I am a parent myself. I served in the military, and I was a police officer for several years.
There is a lot in this case that people are just taking point blank. Innocent until proven guilt? Yes, that is the law. Does the media poprtray things differntly? Yes I believe they do most times. But, I will say that given my background and knowledge of law enforcement and their procedures, if they spent a year investigating this case then made an arrest, they have proof to do so. No investigator in his/her right mind would make an arrest on someone if they didn't have the proof to do so. Especially in cases of child molestation. These cases always garner media attention, and there is no way they are going to just walk up and slap cuffs on a "suspect" without having some form of proof that will stand up in court. And for those of you not familiar with procedures, in order to make an arrest after a year of investigation, the investigator must go in front of a judge and have his/her evidence presented so that the judge can sign an aresst warrant. This was done in this case, and guess what? The judge saw probable cause to issue an arrest warrant for Mr. Chilton.
As far as the "EMO" issues go in this board, I don't think people understand the concept behind it. You can not learn about a "lifestyle" on the internet. Unless you live that lifestyle, you have no clue. Whether this boy is "EMO" or not, that is completely irrelevant. If that is the case, then basically you are saying that all "confused" teens that experiment are asking for whatever negative thing that happens to them. This is one of the dumbest allegations I have ever heard. I have sat in a witness stand for trials ranging from murder, rape, bank robbery, you name it. And I have never heard of somewhat getting what they deserved because of a lifesytle.
This "suspect" is going to get his day in court. The law is going to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the allegations against him are correct to the best of their knowledge. The big question is, what is the "suspect" going to say about having to prove he didn't do it. And let's not forget that the age old "Because I say I didn't do it", is heresay. Which is NOT admissable in a court of law.
So to the poster "Rights of a Citizen", you need to brush up on your facts before you start trying to publicly post your opposition to something. And please, when you type something for the whole world to see, make sure it's legible.
As far as I am concerned, yes there is innocence until proven guilty, but I know the family and the boy. And I know the trauma that these actions cause. So, I hope "Mr." Chilton enjoys his prison time. I know what they do to child molesters in jail. I worked in one for a while, and I know how they are treated by other inmates. He is not getting what he deserves, because his punishment will only last for a given amount of time. He should suffer for the rest of his life, just like the boy will.
To all, may you have fair winds and following seas.
Mom in Indiana

United States

#22 Mar 3, 2009
You guys (Rights of a citizen & Concerned Citizen)are SHAMELESS, not to mention a little THICK! OF COURSE EVERYONE is placing all the blame on the ADULT!! Who would you have take responsibility? Ohh maybe his mother because she didnt make enough eye contact with him as an infant? GIVE ME A BREAK.

News Headlines
CHILD MOLESTING
March 02, 2009 - AFTER A LENGTHY INVESTIGATION, A LOOGOOTEE MAN IS BEHIND BARS AND CHARGED WITH TEN COUNTS OF CHILD MOLESTING. INDIANA STATE POLICE BEGAN THE INVESTIGATION IN MARCH 2008 AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION THAT 39 YEAR OLD THERON CHILTON HAD MOLESTED A JUVENILE BOY SEVERAL TIMES IN THE FALL OF 2007 IN MARTIN COUNTY. THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION POLICE GATHERED ENOUGH PROBABLE CAUSE FOR ARREST WARRANTS TO BE ISSUED BY THE MARTIN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. LAST FRIDAY INDIANA STATE POLICE AND DAVIESS COUNTY SHERIFFÂ’S DEPUTIES LOCATED AND ARRESTED CHILTON. CHILTONS BOND WAS SET AT $250,000 AND HE IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE MARTIN COUNTY JAIL.

That is a clip from a different news source entirely. READ IT... they INVESTIGATED him for a YEAR! You guys are already claiming he is not getting a fair trial and he only just had his arraignment! A little premature arent you? Since obviously know this CREAP tell me... does he have any skeletons in his closet? No of course not, he's been married to the same woman for 18 years, because surely he cant have gone through the big D? 2.3 children that both live at home, because he of course wouldnt have made a child or children and then not support them, both physically, financially and emotionally? Goes to church every Sunday, and has NEVER been accused of harming another living creature in his life! I have never laid eyes on the freak except for his nice photo shoot from booking, and I can tell you he probably is divorced, has probably been accused of mistreating his wife or ex wife what ever the case may be, also looks like he likes to throw a few back. One thing I know to be FACT that at the age of 39 if this may be the first time for him being ACCUSED of molestation but its NOT the first time he did it! So please do everyone a favor and STOP this NON SENSE. PLEASE, obviously no one agrees that we should feel sorry for the PEDOPHILE and prosecute the victim. Maybe you need to sell it to a more liberal, tree hugging group of people who will want to "hug him and assure him that even if he did do it, it wasnt his fault, and no matter how long it takes they will help him find someone to blame; Where the colors are pretty, it rains gum drops and NO ONE has to be responsible for their own actions!" Geee I feel like holding hands now!

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