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Woman gets four years on escape charge

Woman gets four years on escape charge

VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old Valparaiso woman was sentenced Friday to four years behind bars after pleading guilty to a single felony count of escaping from a home detention program earlier this year.

December 06, 2013 2:41 pm
Valparaiso woman seeking to dismiss escape charges

Valparaiso woman seeking to dismiss escape charges

VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old woman, who was convicted two years ago of handcuffing and sexually assaulting a teenage Valparaiso boy, has asked the court to dismiss a charge of fleeing a home detention program earlier this year.

August 09, 2013 12:00 pm
Accused escapee issued warning by judge

Accused escapee issued warning by judge

VALPARAISO | As Porter Superior Judge Bill Alexa entered the courtroom Friday morning, April Kuchta, 18, appeared without an attorney and was swiveling in her chair.

March 01, 2013 1:02 pm
Community corrections program escapee arrested in Valpo

Community corrections program escapee arrested in Valpo

VALPARAISO | An 18-year-old woman who fled from a home detention program on Feb. 6 was arrested Thursday morning in Valparaiso.

February 28, 2013 9:45 am
Woman faces escape charges

Woman faces escape charges

VALPARAISO | An 18-year-old woman, who pleaded guilty in 2011 to handcuffing and sexually assaulting a teenage Valparaiso boy, is missing and faces two felony counts of escape.

February 25, 2013 2:30 pm
Teen pleads guilty in Valparaiso sex assault case

Teen pleads guilty in Valparaiso sex assault case

VALPARAISO | A 17-year-old girl charged as an adult with confining and sexually assaulting a teenage boy will serve much less time if a last-minute plea agreement struck Tuesday is accepted.

October 12, 2011 10:00 am
Teen handcuff trial in Porter County expected to take longer than usual

Teen handcuff trial in Porter County expected to take longer than usual

VALPARAISO | Prosecutors said Friday they expect it will take longer than the usual week to try 17-year-old April Kuchta on charges of handcuffing, confining and sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

October 07, 2011 12:30 pm
Mental disability challenged in Porter County sex abuse case

Mental disability challenged in Porter County sex abuse case

VALPARAISO | The defense in a high-profile confinement and sexual assault case is challenging a claim that the purported male victim is mentally disabled and thus was more susceptible to the attack.

September 13, 2011 7:15 pm
Judge denies release of school records

Judge denies release of school records

VALPARAISO | A judge declined to order the release of school records Friday pertaining to a 17-year-old boy allegedly handcuffed, confined and sexually assaulted by two girls.

June 24, 2011 5:30 pm

Attorney allowed access to 'potentially humiliating' footage

VALPARAISO | The defense attorney for a 17-year-old girl charged with handcuffing, confining and sexually assaulting a teenage boy will have access to a DVD containing cellphone videos from the alleged incident.

June 17, 2011 5:45 pm
Defense fights for evidence in sex case

Defense fights for evidence in sex case

VALPARAISO | Public defender Bob Harper is battling to obtain a copy of evidence he says is critical in defending 17-year-old April Kuchta, who is charged with handcuffing, confining and sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

June 03, 2011 11:53 am
Large bond set for girl in sex abuse case

Large bond set for girl in sex abuse case

VALPARAISO | Bond has been set at $100,000 cash and $100,000 surety for the 16-year-old Valparaiso girl charged as an adult this week on accusations of handcuffing, confining for hours and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy.

April 20, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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