Denies Charges.

When I last wrote about Indiana CPS worker Cory Heinzman, in November of 2005,, he had been arrested three times for sex related charges involving three Indiana youths.

Heinzman is currently on trial, charged with 15 felonies, including child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor, as well as 14 misdemeanors, all for official misconduct.

So far, his defense has been to simply deny the charges.

Heinzman, 38, of Arcadia, testified in Hamilton County Superior Court 2 that although he had a professional and personal relationship with a then 13-year-old boy, he did not molest the teen between August 2004 and April 2005. The boy is now 16 years old and testified Wednesday in the case. Each time that Rodney Sarkovics, one of Heinzman’s two attorneys, asked whether he had committed specific sexual acts, Heinzman replied, “No.”Heinzman admitted that he and the teenager slept in the same bed during overnight visits to Heinzman’s home, but also said both he and the boy always wore shorts and T-shirts.

He also said that occasionally he bought the boy gifts, but they were never in exchange for having sexual contact, as the teen had testified last week.

“(The teen) would ask for them,” Heinzman said about the times when gifts were bought, most of the time at garage sales.

Heinzman said the last day he saw the teen was April 15, 2005. That day, the caseworker said, he walked into the bedroom and found the teen playing out a sex act in Heinzman’s bed. He said that he told the teen then that he was no longer welcome at the home.

He also testified that he did not tell the boy’s mother about that incident. She was on the phone when Heinzman took the boy home, he said, and he did not want to wait until the end of the phone call.

That comment raised questions from Hamilton County Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp, who pointed out to jurors that Heinzman never told the boy’s mother about the incident the day it happened or later.

So, he slept in bed with the kid, but they had their undies on, so it was okay. And he gave him little gifts, but they were mostly from garage sales, and anyhow, the kid wanted ’em. And when the kid did something inappropriate and he found it necessary to sever the relationship, he didn’t bother to inform the kid’s mother of the incident, because he didn’t want to wait while she got off the phone. Riiiiiight.

In reference to another of the boys, Heinzman states that he had no contact with the boy on the dates in question. (No, I didn’t have contact with him on that date. And since you didn’t ask about the day before, I won’t admit to what I did with him THAT day.)

Closing arguments are expected Tuesday, and jurors will begin deliberating thereafter. I’ll update when more is available.

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