GREENSBURG, Ind. (Daily News) - Adam D. Goff, 22 of Greensburg, allegedly used his job as a magazine salesman to make his way into the home of a 13-year-old girl and sexually molest her, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Decatur Circuit Court Monday.At 3:17 p.m. on Saturday, the Greensburg Police Department received a report of an incident that occurred at the residence of the 13-year-old victim, according to the police report. Officers were informed by one of the victimís parents that a magazine salesman had touched and tried to kiss the girl and then left the area. The GPD acquired a description of a white male wearing a baggy gray shirt and shorts. Officers responded to the victimís address and checked the area for the suspect. There they learned that the female and her 12-year-old brother were home alone when the alleged incident took place.
The children told the police that they had been home watching television when Goff knocked on the door trying to sell magazines to pay for college. According to the police report, Goff asked if their parents were home before asking if there was someone more than 18 years old in the house. The kids reported that Goff asked if he could flirt with the female, and told the boy to leave the room, offering money if he would do so, according to the police report.
The boy walked out of view of the man, but remained nearby so he could see what was happening. Both children reported that the man led the 13-year-old girl into the hallway where he began touching her, including her breasts and genitals. They stated he kissed her hand and cheek and attempted to kiss her several times. The boy told Goff he received a text from his mother that no one was to be at the house while she was not home, and Goff reportedly left.The officer pulled the Jeep over near Carver and Sixth streets. The occupants explained that they were part of a magazine sales crew, and the officer noticed a male subject in the backseat that matched the description, including the tan shorts, gray shirt, messy hair and missing tooth.
Goff reported that he had been in the area selling magazines, and initially stated that he had not had any contact with juveniles. He then stated that he had spoken with a young girl but upon learning that she was not 18, he left the area, according to the police report. Goff said that he had not touched the girl and had only been there for five minutes, after being told he was going to be detained for investigation. Though he wasnít under arrest, Goff was handcuffed and read his Miranda rights.At the GPD, Goff said he was a door-to-door salesman, according to the police report. He stated that he is a homosexual and is not attracted to females. Regarding the alleged incident, Goff said he did speak with the victim, but upon learning she was not 18 and could not purchase magazines, he thanked her for her time and tried to leave. Goff reported that the 13-year-old victim told him to come back later, and later said he showed the girl the magazines before leaving.
According to the police report, Goff then stated the 13-year-old female was pulling on the papers he was trying to show her while the 12 year old male was nearby. Goff said that he tried to sell the magazines to the girl, and initially lied about it because he was afraid of his boss finding out. Goff reported that, as part of his sales pitch, he was flirting with the girl, and she flirted back, telling him she did not have a boyfriend. According to Goff, the female told him she was actually 15, and when he saw she was getting the wrong idea, he left. Goff said he never tried to touch or kiss the girl, and that the girl was probably upset because he rejected her, the police report states. Eventually, he told police he kissed her hand. Following the interview, Goff was arrested and charged with child solicitation and child molestation.
Child molestation is a Class B Felony. If convicted, Goff could face up to 20 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Child solicitation is a Class D Felony, which can result in a prison sentence of up to three years and a fine of up to $10,000.