A Mentone man was sentenced this morning to 30 years for child molesting charges from July 2014.
Brian C. Grosch, 36, Ind. 25, Mentone, was sentenced to serve 25 years with the Indiana Department of Corrections and the final five years suspended on probation, after his plea agreement from March 5 was accepted.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s office, the victim’s mother contacted Child Protective Services and said her daughter was molested by Grosch. At the time, the victim was 6 years old.
The victim told CPS that Grosch told her to remove her clothing and he performed sexual acts on her. She said he told her not to tell her mother, the affidavit states. The victim also stated in spring of 2014 she was riding an ATV through the woods and Grosch tried to place his hand under her shorts when they hit a bump and another time he exposed himself to her.
Grosch’s attorney, Jay Rigdon, asked the court to give some consideration to the fact that Grosch has “led a law-abiding life.” Rigdon also said that Grosch chose to not go to trial to avoid putting the victim in that situation.
Grosch did not have any final comments before his sentencing.
After sentencing Grosch, Superior Court Judge David Cates said that Grosch is to have no direct or indirect contact with the victim. Grosh will receive 199 days of jail credit for time spent behind bars awaiting trial.
Cates also said that Grosch appeared to be remorseful for his actions, but that his actions were reprehensive.
“You are going to pay the cost of this action,” Cates said. “That’s all I need to say.”
(Story By The Times Union)