The investigation was initiated in November of 2016 after a complaint was filed accusing Pearison of improper communication with a female under the age of 18. During the course of the investigation two females under the age of 18 reported that Pearison contacted them using social media. The victims claimed the conversations turned sexual and resulted in Pearison sending explicit pictures of himself.
Mt. Carmel Police were able to obtain an arrest warrant and on August 25th, authorities from Sullivan County (Indiana) placed Pearison under arrest. Pearison was transported to the Wabash County Jail and is being held pending the posting of $2,500.00 cash.