Convicted Southern Indiana child molester Michael Begin hit with another civil suit

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Editor’s Note: The attached video is from January 2020.

A southern Indiana man sentenced to 120 years in prison for molesting 20 children while working at a YMCA and an elementary school is facing a 10th civil lawsuit stemming from that abuse. 

“The important thing was that all 20 of the victims got justice today,” Jeremy Mull, the Clark County prosecutor, said during the Jan. 2019 hearing. 

“He is convicted of the molesting of everyone that I had charged and the judge has the ability to send him to prison for the rest of his natural life under this agreement.”

The victims’ families filed nine civil lawsuits against Begin during 2018. But the News and Tribune reports that an attorney for one of the families filed a civil tort on March 24 that names Begin and the YMCA as defendants and seeks a jury trial.

Begin was working at the YMCA as an elementary school teaching assistant when he committed the crimes.