Northern Indiana teacher accused of child molestation


A teacher in the Kankakee Valley School Corporation has been charged with child molestation following allegations of inappropriate contact between the teacher and a student.

The alleged crime occurred while Matthew Hostetler, 27, worked as a teacher in the at Kankakee Valley Middle School.

Our partners in news at ABC 57 report a school resource officer learned of an allegation of inappropriate communication and touching between a faculty member and a student.

Detectives met with Hosteler and say he provided statements that were consistent with the victim’s statements.

Hostetler worked at John Young Middle School in Mishawaka for three years before moving on to Kankakee Valley Middle School in 2018.


  1. Probably find out Mishawaka Schools knew of his sickness and kicked him down the road rather than deal with it…Just a guess.

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