FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The couple met by means of their use of methamphetamine. Then the drug use led to involving kids.
The three victims, together with at the least one boy, have been included in intercourse, utilizing intercourse toys and utilizing medication, court docket paperwork mentioned.
As of Tuesday, Donald Dustin Cornett, 43, aka Dusty Cornett, an admitted serial child molester whose handle is listed in the 700 block of West Creighton Avenue, is going through a number of associated fees in Allen Superior Court.
He was charged with felony 1 child molesting, the very best state felony, and felony 4 child molesting, child pornography possession, child exploitation and performing intercourse acts in the presence of a minor. His court docket listening to on the case is scheduled for Wednesday.
Jennifer Okay. Knowles, 36, on the similar West Creighton Avenue handle, will reply to performing intercourse acts in the presence of a minor, neglect of a dependent and methamphetamine possession.
Cornett was sitting in the Allen County Jail when he wrote to the Allen County prosecutor confessing to being a “serial pedophile” who was chargeable for a “string of unreported molestings,” in response to court docket paperwork. He famous they have been federal crimes.
Cornett had been arrested on a home cost and there was an excellent warrant for failure to register as a intercourse or violent offender, with a prior conviction.
The letter, dated Oct. 25, 2021, was turned over to Sgt. Todd Battershell, a intercourse crime investigator with the Fort Wayne Police Department.
In the letter, Cornett claimed that Knowles gave the victims methamphetamine and “initiated and inspired him to molest” one of many victims, court docket paperwork mentioned.
In November, throughout Cornett’s interview with Battershell, Cornett mentioned he’d molested at the least eight kids in three completely different states. Cornett instructed a case supervisor with the Department of Child Services that the matter was “extraordinarily arduous for him to speak about, however it was the appropriate factor to do,” court docket paperwork mentioned.
Cornett claimed he and Knowles grew to become hooked on meth and would watch “Daddy-daughter” porn collectively, in response to court docket paperwork.
The first sufferer the 2 allegedly groomed was a younger lady whose age was not disclosed in the possible trigger affidavit written by Battershell. Cornett mentioned the lady was “bribed” into sexual actions with them, together with touching. The two would interact in sexual activity and permit the sufferer to observe them, court docket paperwork mentioned.
Cornett additionally confessed to molesting this sufferer quite a few occasions over the previous 12 months and a half, court docket paperwork mentioned.
Cornett mentioned the molestings would happen when he and Knowles have been excessive on meth, court docket paperwork mentioned. Although the medication have been saved in a secure, Cornett mentioned Knowles gave the boy meth hoping to get him recognized with autism “so she may get hold of cash from the state of Indiana,” in response to court docket paperwork.
While Battershell was interviewing Cornett, he obtained a message that the boy had examined constructive for fentanyl.
In her personal interview, Knowles mentioned she watched Cornett filming the victims, nude and prepubescent, on “quite a few digital gadgets,” court docket paperwork mentioned. The telephones used have been a Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung 10.
Knowles claimed she argued with Cornett when he left the bed room door open deliberately so the victims may see them partaking in intercourse acts, the court docket paperwork mentioned.
A warrant was issued for Knowles’ arrest.