Jail hold extended for Ceraland security volunteer accused of child molesting

A jail hold for a Ceraland security volunteer arrested on preliminary charges of child molestation and other sexual offenses has been extended until Friday morning to give the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s office more time to prepare and file formal charges.

Larry L. Scott, 72, of 3281 N. County Road 625E, is now under a 72-hour hold at the Bartholomew County Jail after Indiana State Police arrested him on Sunday at Ceraland.

Scott was arrested on preliminary charges of child molesting, child exploitation, vicarious sexual gratification, child solicitation, sexual battery, possession of child pornography and possession of paraphernalia, according to jail book-in documents.

A bond of $750,000, or $75,000 cash has also been set for Scott at the jail, said Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash. While incarcerated, Scott is being segregated from the general jail population for safety reasons.

Scott was arrested Sunday after Indiana State Police were called to Ceraland Saturday night about a child molesting complaint, state police said. The facility is a nonprofit park, sports complex and campground at 3989 S. County Road 525E.

Scott, a retired Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy, was a volunteer with the night-time security detail at Ceraland, helping supervise three officers who provide patrols and night-time security at the facility.

According to Ceraland officials, Scott was the liaison with local law enforcement for Ceraland security issues. He was also a Bartholomew County Sheriff reserve deputy until Monday, when Sheriff Matt Myers terminated Scott’s affiliation with the department following the arrest.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.