The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office announces the recent arrest of David E. ALLEN (71) of Michigan City, Indiana.  In October of 2017, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation when sexual abuse was reported by a family member of a victim.  While conducting the investigation, Detective Jennifer Rhine-Walker, lead investigator in the case, was alerted to other possible victims.  As a result, several more victims of ALLEN were identified. 


   The investigation continued into 2018 and eventually Detective Rhine-Walker presented probable cause to the La Porte County Prosecutor’s Office.  On January 30th, 2018 an arrest warrant was issued in Superior Court I for ALLEN.  The arrest warrant for ALLEN contained five (5) counts of A-Felony Child Molesting and one (1) count of Level 4 Child Molesting.  On January 31st, 2018 members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST) took ALLEN into custody.  Since ALLEN’S arrest, more victims have been in contact with Detective Rhine-Walker and additional charges are anticipated. 


   ALLEN remains lodged in the La Porte County Jail on a cash only bond of $50,005 dollars through Superior Court I.  Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations.  Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.