Man Suspected Of Raping An Amish Woman In Marshall County Is Captured

Sep 8, 2019


Wanted poster published on the Facebook page of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office. The suspect is now in custody.
Credit Elkhart County Sheriff's Office via Facebook

BREMEN, Ind. (AP) — An Elkhart man with felony rape and child molestation convictions on his record has been charged with sexually assaulting an Amish woman last month in Marshall County.

49-year-old Michael Middaugh is charged with rape, burglary with an armed weapon and criminal confinement.

The woman told the Marshall County Sheriff's Department that she was home with her 2-year-old child on Aug. 28 when a man pulled up in a car asking for directions before he grabbed her and raped her at knifepoint.

When authorities released the woman's description of her attacker, the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office discovered that her description matched that of Middaugh, who was being sought because he failed to register as a sex offender. He was arrested Aug. 30 and remains in custody.