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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 am


Man accused of abusing girl 10 years

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A 39-year-old Fort Wayne man is wanted for child molesting.

Ysidro Gilbert Amaro of the 2100 block of Thompson Avenue met his victim in 2004 when she was 6 years old, according to court documents. The abuse continued until an aunt found the girl typing out her memories and asked her about them.

During the 10 years the victim was abused, documents said, the molesting occurred in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Fort Wayne. The police interview with the girl took place at the Deming (New Mexico) Police Department.

The abuse occurred daily and got more involved as the girl got older, court records said. Near the end of the ordeal, Amaro told her he loved her, wanted to have a child with her and would divorce his wife. He took videos of the girl during sex acts and threatened to send them to the girl's mother if she told.

When the abuse came to light, Amaro left New Mexico and came to Fort Wayne. He was charged Monday with three counts of child molesting.

Steuben County fire investigated

Firefighters were still investigating what caused a large fire near Hamilton Lake in Steuben County on Friday that caused $200,000 in damage, the Metz Volunteer Fire Department said Tuesday in a news release.

The fire destroyed a barn, a home and an outbuilding. Crews worked for three hours to bring it under control.

Man charged with abusing teen girl

An aide at Woodside Middle School was made aware of a note written by a teenager talking of suicide and inappropriate sexual touching by Keegan Godoy, 26, of the 300 block of Inwood Drive.

The victim told investigators that Godoy performed sex acts on her three times at his apartment in downtown Fort Wayne and twice at a water park in Ohio, court documents said.

Godoy was charged Tuesday with sexual misconduct with a minor. He is being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Social media tale of abduction fake

The Fort Wayne Police Department said it has received no reports of an abduction or kidnapping at a local Wal-Mart, though the story has circulated on social media.

“We have received no reports from anyone regarding this. No reports of any attempted abduction. No reports of any attempted kidnapping. We were not contacted regarding anything of this nature and no officer(s) were requested to make a report,” FWPD said Monday on its Facebook page.