(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Sheriff's Office)
A 47 year old Porter County man is charged with seven felony counts of child molesting. According to the probable cause affidavit, Todd Lange is accused of molesting his three daughters, who are now 11, 14 and 21 years old. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports they were investigating the complaint, on Tuesday, when a family member informed them the father was threatening to harm himself with a box cutter. Authorities were able to locate Lange in the basement of a home, in the one-hundred block of South State Road 2, bleeding profusely from the area of his wrists. Lange was transported to the hospital for treatment of his self-inflicted injuries and then taken to the jail without incident.
Court documents report the three daughters informed their mother of the incidents on January 9th. The dates of the alleged molestations varied by daughter, with the earliest incident reportedly occurring between October 30th, 1996 and October 29th 2004.