Summit County resident arrested on sexual assault on a child charges
A Summit County resident was arrested Saturday, May 28, on felony charges related to allegations of sexual assault to minors, according to court records.
Indiana Blake, 20, is facing two Class 4 felony charges of sexual assault on a child and two Class 3 felony counts of “sexual assault on a child patterns” charges, according to a warrant for arrest upon affidavit document.
In the affidavit in support of an arrest warrant, several minors allege Blake sexually assaulted them. Locations of Blake’s residences included Frisco and areas of unincorporated Summit County, but exact addresses were redacted in the affidavit filed in court.
The affidavit states that none of the children nor their parents were aware Blake was a registered sex offender. Police say Blake was issued a deferred sentence for a case involving a Class 5 felony charge for sexual exploitation of a child after he was reportedly found in possession of sexually explicit photos of children. This case occurred on Dec. 10, 2020, according to the affidavit.
The investigating officer wrote in his affidavit that Blake’s probation officer told him that Blake wasn’t allowed to have contact with minors, with some exceptions, and that he wasn’t allowed to have access to the internet. Both Blake and a member of his family were aware of the terms of his probation, the affidavit said.
On Jan. 22, 2022, Blake was arrested on DUI charge related to alcohol and marijuana, the affidavit states. He reportedly tried to show the arresting officer a photo on his smartphone of a medical marijuana card, but, according to the affidavit, he should not have had a phone with internet access.
The DUI arrest reopened the 2020 case, since Blake’s alleged actions are at odds with the terms of his deferred sentence. Prosecutors from the 5th Judicial District are involved in both cases.
The most recent investigation into sexual assault charges began in late April after someone provided a tip. At Treetop Child Advocacy Center, investigators interviewed several individuals who made allegations against Blake. The investigation also involved interviews with people who were told about the allegations, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit does not include information related to interviews with Blake.
Some of the minors expressed, according to the affidavit, a fear of coming forward due to possible repercussions and damaged relationships.
Blake was held on $100,000 bond. As of Friday, he had not posted bond and was still held at the Summit County Jail. At a court hearing on June 2, Blake’s attorney stated he had not been retained yet. Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Cava said defense was on summons and Blake’s bond could not be addressed.
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