FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — An Indiana man was already in jail when he wrote to a prosecutor confessing to being a “serial pedophile” who was chargeable for a “string of unreported molestings,” in accordance to court docket paperwork. He famous they had been federal crimes.
Donald Dustin Cornett, 43, aka Dusty Cornett, an admitted serial baby molester, faces a number of associated fees in Superior Court.
Cornett had initially been arrested on a home cost, and there was an impressive warrant for failure to register as a intercourse or violent offender with a previous conviction.
Cornett instructed investigators that his associate, 36-year-old Jennifer Ok. Knowles, was concerned in the molestation acts. Three victims, together with at the least one boy, had been included in intercourse, utilizing intercourse toys and medicines, court docket paperwork stated.
Cornett was charged with felony 1 baby molesting (the best state felony) and felony 4 baby molesting, baby pornography possession, baby exploitation and performing intercourse acts in the presence of a minor.
Knowles was charged with performing intercourse acts in the presence of a minor, neglect of a dependent and methamphetamine possession.
Cornett’s letter from jail, dated Oct. 25 of 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 stated.
In November, throughout an interview with Battershell, Cornett stated he molested at the least eight kids in three totally different states. Cornett instructed a case supervisor with the Department of Child Services that the matter was “extraordinarily exhausting for him to speak about, but it surely was the precise factor to do,” court docket paperwork stated.
Cornett claimed he and Knowles turned addicted to meth and would watch “Daddy-daughter” porn collectively, in accordance to court docket paperwork.
The first sufferer the 2 allegedly groomed was a younger lady whose age was not disclosed. Cornett stated the lady was “bribed” into sexual actions with them, together with touching. The two would have interaction in sexual activity and permit the sufferer to watch them, court docket paperwork stated.
Cornett additionally confessed to molesting this sufferer quite a few instances over the previous 12 months and a half, in accordance to court docket paperwork.
Cornett stated the molestings would happen when he and Knowles had been excessive on meth, court docket paperwork stated. Although the medication had been saved in a secure, Cornett stated Knowles gave the boy meth, hoping to get him recognized with autism “so she may acquire cash from the state of Indiana,” in accordance 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 stated she watched Cornett movie the victims, nude and prepubescent, on “quite a few digital units,” court docket paperwork stated. 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 stated.
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