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Couple charged with child molestation

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com

A Marion couple has been charged with numerous counts of child molesting, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

According to Captain Stephen Dorsey of the Marion Police Department, on Wednesday, July 31, 26-year-olds Mary Alice Hazelwood and Joshua David Trimm were booked into the Grant County Jail after a family member found explicit messages between them.

Dorsey said it was discovered that Hazelwood and Trimm had been engaging in sexual conduct with each other in the presence of a child.

Someone reported Trimm also engaged in inappropriate conduct with a victim who is under the age of 14, according to Dorsey.

Records state that the pair admitted to the allegations when interviewed by police.

According to Dorsey, the victim said she’d been inappropriately touched throughout the course of the summer.

The victim is now under the care of the Department of Child Services.

Hazelwood is being charged with three counts of aiding, inducing or causing child molesting, a Level 1 felony, one count of conspiracy to commit child molesting, a Level 1 felony, child exploitation, a Level 4 felony, possession of child pornography, a Level 5 felony, three counts of performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor, a Level 6 felony, conspiracy to commit performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor, a Level 6 felony and neglect of a dependent, a Level 6 felony, according to court documents.

Trimm is being charged with three counts of child molesting, a Level 1 felony, conspiracy to commit child molesting, a Level 1 felony, child exploitation, a Level 4 felony, conspiracy to commit sexual misconduct with a minor, a Level 4 felony, possession of child pornography, a Level 5 felony, child solicitation, a Level 5 felony, three counts of performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor, a Level 6 felony, conspiracy to commit performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor, a Level 6 felony, and neglect of a dependent, a Level 6 felony, according to court documents.

While most of the charges involve one victim, court records state a second victim under the age of 14 was also involved.

As of Aug. 6, both Hazelwood and Trimm were still being held in the Grant County Jail, each with a $100,005 bond.