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Indiana man Jessie Grimes arrested on 20 incest charges

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Jessie Grimes faces 20 charges of incest after allegedly having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 14-year-old. (

Jessie Grimes faces 20 charges of incest after allegedly having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 14-year-old. (Harrison County Police Department)

HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. – An Indiana man faces a slew of incest charges after allegedly preying on a young family member, according to police.

Jessie Grimes, 33, faces 20 counts of incest and 20 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.  He’s also charged with two counts of distributing pornography to minors.

Police arrested Grimes after the 14-year-old victim’s friend told police about the alleged sexual relationship, according to the News-Tribune.

In August, Grimes started talking to the girl about sex and “showed her pornographic videos to educate her,” according to court documents.  He went from watching videos to having sex with the teen in September, investigators believe.

Grimes is accused of having sex with the teenage family member once or twice a week inside his Palmyra home.  How the two are related wasn’t specified by authorities.

He’s also accused of showing pornographic videos to another young relative, 10, who told detectives she saw Grimes take the 14-year-old into his bedroom on multiple occasions.

Grimes is being held at the Harrison County Jail pending his first court appearance.