Affidavit: Child molestation discovered after teacher confiscates note

Paris Voss

ANDERSON — A note passed between two children and confiscated by a teacher led to a man pleading guilty to three counts of child molestation.

Paris James Voss, 42, of Indianapolis was booked into the Madison County Jail on Friday for a hearing on the charges and was transferred back to the Department of Correction. He accepted a plea agreement in Madison County and was sentenced to six years to run concurrent with a child molestation sentence out of Marion County on March 7.

Authorities learned Voss had molested at least two children between the ages of 3 and 4 after one of them several years later told a classmate in 2018, according to an affidavit of probable cause by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Detective Jaime Hoch.

The girl told police she and her friend were passing notes in the classroom when her friend wrote in the note that her father abuses her and her uncle molested her. The girl then wrote “I have been there before,” and that she had also been molested when she was 3.

A teacher intercepted the note and after reading the contents informed the school’s student counselor.

During an interview with authorities, the girl said when she was little Voss would put her on a computer table without any clothes and watch pornographic videos involving adults and children, according to the affidavit. She said Voss was also naked and would “do stuff to her” while he watched the videos.

The molestation occurred when the girl was living in Anderson and she said there were at least five other victims, according to the affidavit. Through questioning, a second victim was identified and questioned.

The second victim said she was molested by Voss when she was between the ages of 4 and 6. She said she had also seen Voss “inappropriately” touch the first victim identified in the case.

The girl said she thought she was the only one Voss had molested until she saw Voss touching the first victim and “felt like something was not right.”

The girl’s mother told police the Indiana Department of Child Services was informed about the incident, but due to the first victim’s age, she was not interviewed, according to the affidavit.

Voss has a projected release date of May 14, 2021, for the Marion County sentence on the Department of Correction website.

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