(9-27-22) On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, officers from the Celina Police Department arrested Shane B. Chilcoat (40) from Celina. He was arrested at 812 Pro Dr. Celina on multiple sex offenses involving minors.

Detectives from the Celina P.D. investigated allegations from three separate underage victims. The case was turned over to the Mercer County Prosecutor Matt Fox for review and has been presented to a Mercer County Grand Jury. Several indictments were handed down.

Shane Chilcoat is being held on the following charges (19 total counts):

  • 3 counts of Rape – victim under 13 years of age. Felony of the First Degree
  • 2 counts of Rape – with threat of Force – Felony of the First Degree
  • 3 counts of Sexual Battery – Felony of the Second Degree
  • 2 counts of Sexual Battery – Felony of the Third Degree
  • 3 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition – Felony of the Third Degree
  • 2 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition – Felony of the Fourth Degree
  • 1 count of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor – Felony of the Fourth Degree
  • 1 count of Attempted Rape – Felony of the Second Degree
  • 1 count of Attempted Sexual Battery – Felony of the Fourth Degree
  • 1 count of Attempted Gross Sexual Imposition – Felony of the Fifth Degree

Shane Chilcoat is being held in the Mercer County Jail. Bond is to be set. This investigation is ongoing, no further information can be released at this time.