HAMMOND | A former Griffith resident who was convicted of aggravated child abuse in Florida in 2002, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to seven months and 18 days in prison after pleading guilty to felony re-entry of a deported alien, stated a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
CROWN POINT | A pediatric trauma specialist from the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital testified Wednesday about the head injuries suffered by a 13-month-old child in the trial of a Hammond woman charged with neglect of a dependent.
CROWN POINT | Weeping and loud sobs erupted in court Tuesday as Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel L. Cappas sentenced a 22-year-old Hammond woman to a six-year prison term for the 2011 neglect of her then-3-year old child.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the 35-year prison term issued to the stepmother of Christian Choate, an abused boy whose body was discovered in 2011 buried in a shallow grave at a Gary mobile home park.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso resident Elizabeth Lozano and neighbor Angela Terrell were charged Friday with beating and neglecting Lozano's 4-year-old son so badly the boy had to be transported to Indianapolis to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
GARY | A 5-month-old Gary baby died at a Chicago hospital Friday morning after suffering head injuries in a case of alleged abuse, police said.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged a St. John Township couple this week with child abuse and neglect.
LAKE STATION | A 19-year-old Hobart man had sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl at a house in Lake Station, police said.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have given the Department of Child Services all the new tools they believe the agency needs to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect.
The recent Indiana Department of Child Services report showing 40 children died of abuse in Indiana — five of them in Northwest Indiana — in a 12-month period should cause anyone reading it to shed a tear for those children.
GARY | William Kellibrew IV was 10 years old the day he says he stared down a gun and begged for his life.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.
INDIANAPOLIS | Another recommendation of the Legislature's 2012 Department of Child Services study committee is edging closer toward becoming law.
INDIANAPOLIS | Child abuse reports by employees of schools, medical facilities, courts or law enforcement could bypass the state's centralized abuse hotline and be referred directly to a local investigator under legislation approved 47-0 by the Indiana Senate Tuesday.
Legislation to bring necessary reforms to the Department of Child Services has fortunately cleared the first hurdles in the Indiana General Assembly.
INDIANAPOLIS | A former LaPorte High School volleyball coach, convicted of four felonies following a two-year sexual relationship with a student-athlete, must serve his full 21-year prison sentence, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
When the Department of Child Services Interim Study Committee began its work back in August, many feared its work would be an exercise in futility.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana program that deploys volunteers to advocate in courts on behalf of abused or neglected children will share in a $40,000 federal grant.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday cleared the way for a trial to determine whether the LaPorte High School athletic director should have reported child abuse he allegedly knew took place.
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