According to the probabale cause affadavit, the girl decided to keep the journal after she watched an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in which a victim on the show was told to do the same thing.
“She stated that she did it hoping to one day be able to tell,” said Detective Nathan Schroer.
The teen apparently babysat for Popp’s fiancee. She later told police that she tried to tell both her mother and Popp’s fiancee about the alleged assaults, but she ‘didn’t think they believed her.’ The fiancee continued to have her over to baby sit.
Police say the teen approached a detective at the Evansville Police Department Monday and said she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by a man she used to babysit for. During an interview, the teen stated that the abuse started in December 2009, when she was 14. At that time, she said Popp allegedly tried to fondle her underneath her clothing after she fell asleep on his couch.…Continue Reading