Judge Sets Sentencing Date for Accused Child Molester

Robert Wisilinski
Robert Wislinski

The Knox man accused of molesting a young boy at his Heaton Street home earlier this year will be sentenced in late October. Robert “Moped Bob” Wislinski, 67, pleaded guilty to one count of child molesting and one count of possession of child pornography during a hearing Thursday morning in Starke Circuit Court.

The charges stem from a February investigation by the Knox City Police Department into the disappearance of two young boys from Parkview Heights. Court documents indicate one of the youngsters was found and told officers he had been at “Moped Bob’s” house all weekend. A second child was there when police arrived.

After interviewing the youngsters the officers requested a search warrant for Wislinski’s home. It was issued by Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall on Feb. 22nd. Officers reportedly found numerous digital photos and videos of young boys involved in sexual intercourse.

Wislinski was arrested in February and has been jailed since. Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall set his sentencing hearing for Thursday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. and ordered a pre-sentencing investigation.