Guilty Plea From Elkhart Man Who Admitted To Sexual Misconduct With A Minor

    It’s a guilty plea from an Elkhart County man who admitted to police he solicited and fondled a 15-year-old Mishawaka boy. 47-year-old John Klawiter admitted to one count of child solicitation and sexual misconduct with a minor. With that, a count of child solicitation was dropped. Klawiter admitted texting the 15-year-old boy using a smartphone app and soliciting him to engage in sex. Police say Klawiter picked the boy up and took him to his Elkhart bar, but when they arrived the boy ran off. Police then used a decoy profile on the same app of a 15 year old male to see if Klawiter would contact him…and he died. When he arrived to meet the decoy teen, police arrested him. Klawiter will be sentenced in March.