Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 36 year old Jacksonville man on Saturday on two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child after a missing 14 year old Como female was discovered in his vehicle.
HSCO officers responded to a Como address on Saturday morning regarding a report of a missing 14 year old female. The juvenile female was supposed to spend the night with a friend but never made it to the friend’s residence.
A juvenile relative advised that the missing female had been talking to an older male online. The mother was not aware that the missing juvenile had been communicating with the man.
While officers were on scene, the juvenile called her mother to tell her she was on her way home. Officers located a red Chevrolet Cavalier travelling on Gaskins Street in Como and observed a white male driving the vehicle along with a female passenger who was covering her face. A traffic stop was initiated and the passenger in the vehicle was discovered to be the missing juvenile female.
Andrew Curtis Hostetler was taken into custody and allegedly admitted to having intercourse with the missing female multiple times on Saturday. He also admitted to having sexual intercourse with the juvenile on March 14th. He told officers he bought a hotel room each time.
Hostetler was charged with two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child. He is held at Hopkins County Jail on bonds totalling $150,000.