Westfield police arrest sexual offender

Westfield Police officers have arrested a 33-year-old man accused of having sexual misconduct with a minor after searching for him for almost six hours in the early morning of Feb. 2.

Jason Moore

Jason Moore

At 2:30 a.m., Westfield police officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of West Ind. 32 in reference to a sexual assault involving a juvenile female. WPD Sgt. Robert Dine said the suspect, identified as Jason D. Moore, 33, had fled the residence on foot before officers arrived.

“Westfield officers with the assistance of the Hamilton County K-9 Team tracked the suspect to the area of 161st Street and Springmill Road. The track ended there,” Dine stated, adding the search was concluded around 5:15 a.m.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. officers were dispatched back to that area in regards to a welfare check. Dine said the caller stated there was a white male in the area stating he had nowhere to go and needed assistance. The person, who was later identified as Moore, was located at a local coffee shop in the area.

Dine said Moore was transported to the Westfield Police Dept. where he was questioned by detectives. Moore was arrested for three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one count of conversion, and one count of false reporting. Moore was transported to the Hamilton County Jail where he is being held on a $80,000 bond.