Media Fact Sheet

Date:  February 27, 2024

Location:  2900 Goshen Road

Time: 0849

Suspect Arrested #1:   Shane Lee Frost, 53 years of age

Preliminary Charges:

 Count I:      Child Molesting, a Class A Felony

 Count II:     Child Molesting, a Class A Felony

 Count III:    Child Molesting, a Class C Felony

 Count IV:   Child Solicitation, a Class C Felony


On October 06, 2023, an adult female reported sexual abuse to the FWPD from when she was 12 and 13 years of age. Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) program recommended a “friend” just prior to her reporting. That friend recommendation was for Shane Lee Frost, which caused her to remember the abuse.  The victim reported the alleged sexual abuse occurred in St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Allen counties. Detective Sergeant Todd Battershell, 1610F, a supervisor with the Crimes Against Persons Section (CAPS), was the case agent. Charges were later approved by the Allen County Prosecutors Office. An arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Frost. Shane Frost turned himself into the Allen County Jail on Monday, February 26, 2024.

For reference, the Periods of Limitations for these and other child sexual abuse crimes are time barred once the alleged victim turns thirty-one (31) years of age.