Local man accused of inappropriate contact with a child

Brandon Wade; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A Columbus man was arrested for inappropriate contact with a child. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that detectives began an investigation several months ago when a 14-year-old girl alleged that she had been a victim of sexual misconduct with 22-year-old Brandon Scott Wade.

Wade was arrested Thursday afternoon. He’s facing a preliminary charge of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor. Wade has since been released on bond.