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Angola man sought in child molesting

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a 30-year-old Angola man charged this week with child molesting.

Joseph Dwight McDowell is accused of molesting a girl younger than 14. The investigation that led to the charge began in October, the sheriff’s department said.

McDowell is 5-foot-7, 155 pounds and white. He has brown hair and brown eyes and may have a goatee.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department at 260-665-3131 or Steuben County Crime Stoppers at 260-668-7867.