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Indiana prison technology exec arrested in child sex case

Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 7:01 PM

Thomas W. Francum
MADISON COUNTY (INDIANA) JAIL
Thomas W. Francum(MADISON COUNTY (INDIANA) JAIL)

The technology director for the Indiana Department of Correction was jailed Wednesday following his arrest in a child sex case.

The arrest of Thomas W. Francum, 51, on two felony counts of child molestation followed a four-month Indiana State Police investigation, according to an ISP release issued Wednesday evening.

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Francum was placed on unpaid suspension Aug. 30, the same day ISP detectives with a warrant searched his leased home on the grounds of the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

His accuser was younger than 10 when the alleged sex crimes first happened, which reportedly occurred from August 2010 to August 2016 at the leased home, the ISP stated. 

Francum was booked into the Madison County Jail and later was released after he posted 10 percent of his $20,000 bond, online jail records show.