Police: Indiana man breaks into houses, crawls into children's beds

Credit: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Credit: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Indianapolis police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly breaking into at least two homes and inappropriately touching young girls when he crawled into bed with them, WRTV reported.

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Detectives arrested Harlan Graves, 40, and charged him with burglary, sexual misconduct with a minor and child molestation, WXIN reported.

The charges stem from a Nov. 1 incident, when surveillance video captured a man matching Graves' description breaking into a home and climbing into the bed of a 10-year-old girl, the television station reported.

In interviews with detectives, Graves denied that he touched the girl inappropriately but said he did put his hand on her leg when he crawled into her bed, WRTV reported.

He told detectives that he was confronted by the girls' grandmother and then left the home. The grandmother confirmed the confrontation and said the suspect ran out the back door before she could call police, WXIN reported.

After interviewing Graves, police said he was the suspect in a similar incident in October, when a man broke into a home and inappropriately touched a teenage girl, the television station reported.

Graves was arrested in late 2017 -- but never charged -- in several similar incidents, WRTV reported.

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