Hope man accused of child molesting

Clemente S. Bautista. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Bartholomew County deputies arrested a Hope man Saturday after an investigation into a sex offense against a juvenile.

24-year-old Clemente S. Bautista was arrested on a preliminary felony charge of child molesting.

Sheriff Matt Myers said that Bautista was identified as a suspect in the case, interviewed on Friday and confessed to deputies.