MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man is accused of engaging in sexual contact with three girls.
Joel Guerrero-Chavarria, 42, was being held Monday in the LaPorte County Jail. He was taken into custody Oct. 30 on three counts of Class C felony child molesting along with vicarious sexual gratification and attempted child solicitation.
According to court documents, most of the counts involve his alleged touching of three girls ages 10 and 13 at addresses in the 2600 block of Ohio St. and 700 block of N. Carroll Avenue in Michigan City.
Two of the girls were allegedly fondled between January and December of 2012.
According to court documents, Guerrero-Chavarria is also accused of commanding two of the 13-year-old girls to touch each other in a sexual manner for his own sexual gratification.
LaPorte County Prosecutor Bob Szilagyi said how authorities became involved, what connection the girls might have had with the suspect and other further specifics could not yet be disclosed.