A Lafayette man faces several felony child molesting charges

The teenage victim took a picture of him in the act and sent it to his wife.

Posted: Sep. 25, 2018 5:19 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man faces several felony child molesting charges after his teenage victim took a picture of him in the act and sent it to his wife.

According to Prosecutors, Michael Cochran engaged in sexual activity with the 13-year-old at his home in September. Court papers say when Cochran's wife got the picture, she took the girl home and informed the girl's mother.

Cochran is also being charged with being a habitual offender. His previous convictions include child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor in 1995.

The state has asked for a bond in the amount of $500,000 surety and $50,000 cash.

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