Valpo man allegedly held gun to girl, demanded sexual acts

2012-12-03T18:00:00Z 2012-12-05T01:18:10Z Valpo man allegedly held gun to girl, demanded sexual actsBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com
December 03, 2012 6:00 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man faces two felony charges stemming from accusations he held a handgun to the head of a young teenager Thursday at her home and demanded sexual acts.

Wayne Han II, 35, faces two Class A felony counts of attempted child molesting, both of which carry a potential sentence of 20 to 50 years behind bars, according to police.

Police were notified about the allegations after the purported victim, who is 13, shared the story with two friends. They then went to a middle school counselor, according to authorities.

The girl told her friends Han came into her bedroom during the early morning hours, climbed on top of her, placed a hand over her mouth and stuck the gun to her head, according to charging information. Han reportedly told the girl he wanted to touch her sexually.

The girl said she was allowed to go to the bathroom and then reported the incident to her mother. Han told the girl's mother he went to the bedroom because he thought the girl was having a nightmare, police said.

The girl said when she returned home from school, Han's mother and sister were at the house and had taken Han's guns away.

Police said they interviewed Han on Friday and he said he woke Thursday morning with suicidal thoughts. While contemplating whether to kill himself, he reportedly heard a thud in the girl's room and decided he wanted to be with her more than he wanted to die.

He admitted to the accusations and said he decided not to molest the girl because she asked not to be touched, police said. Han reportedly told police he had propositioned the girl two months earlier.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Valparaiso

City of Valparaiso
166 Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-1161

Police Department
355 S. Washington St. Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-2135

Fire Department
2605 Cumberland Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-8325

Parks & Recreation
3210 North Campbell Street Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 462-5144

Valparaiso Community Schools
3801 N. Campbell St. Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 531-3000

Featured Businesses