Hamilton Man Charged With Multiple Sexual Misconduct Charges
Friday, November 18, 2022

ANGOLA — A Hamilton man is facing numerous sexual offense charges after an incident that allegedly occurred this past summer.

Arrested was 47 year old Melvin Peter Merritt III. He was arrested on counts of Level 3 felony rape and attempted rape, a Level 5 felony count of child seduction, Level 6 felony sexual battery, Level 6 felony neglect of a dependent, and Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He also was charged with Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest.

The case was investigated by Hamilton Police Department.

Merritt was arraigned by Magistrate James Burns Thursday afternoon.

Merritt’s bail has been set at $50,000.

His next hearing in court is March 7th. A tentative trial date of May 18th.


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