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Child Molesting

Gary man accused of beating woman in two-hour attack

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was charged Monday after police said he strangled a woman and held her for two hours Saturday while he beat her, court records show.

September 30, 2014 8:30 pm
10-year sentence issued in infant sex case

10-year sentence issued in infant sex case

VALPARAISO | James Glanders is just 22 years old, but will spend the rest of his life living under the restrictions of a sexually violent predator.

September 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Gary man found guilty of sex crimes with minor

Gary man found guilty of sex crimes with minor

CROWN POINT | A 39-year-old man told a Lake County jury Thursday that he never engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with a girl who lived with him for years. 

August 07, 2014 7:30 pm
Teen testifies about alleged sexual abuse

Teen testifies about alleged sexual abuse

CROWN POINT | Carrying a small pink stuffed animal in her purse, a teenage girl told a Lake County jury how a man she once considered a father figure inappropriately touched her during a five-year period. 

August 06, 2014 7:37 pm
Bond money to be provided to victim's family in molest case

Bond money to be provided to victim's family in molest case

VALPARAISO | A 44-year-old Portage man, who pleaded guilty to child molesting, was set Friday to receive the balance of his $2,000 bond until the victim's mother told the court he had borrowed the money from her with the promise to pay it back.

August 01, 2014 6:00 pm
Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant

Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant

VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Michigan City man faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday to molesting an infant girl.

July 28, 2014 12:25 pm
Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

INDIANAPOLIS | A LaPorte murderer and child molester likely will die in prison, despite an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling Friday adjusting his potential time off for good behavior.

July 18, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Defense believes girl recanted molestation claim in earlier case

Defense believes girl recanted molestation claim in earlier case

VALPARAISO | A Hammond man is searching for evidence that the Portage girl who accused him of child molesting also accused her older brother of the same acts and later recanted her claims.

July 18, 2014 8:38 am
Accused seeking school records sought in molestation case

Accused seeking school records sought in molestation case

VALPARAISO | A Hammond man is seeking school and counseling records of a girl who accused him of molesting her on several occasions last year.

July 17, 2014 10:30 am
Judge: Military hero turned child molester

Judge: Military hero turned child molester

VALPARAISO | Mikkal Valent should have been known as a hero for having suffered disabling injuries while in the military in Iraq, Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said.

July 15, 2014 12:30 pm
Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

INDIANAPOLIS | A south Lake County man convicted last year of child molesting and currently serving a 30-year prison term has won a new trial.

July 11, 2014 6:15 pm Related
Portage man likely to spend life behind bars for child sex crimes

Portage man likely to spend life behind bars for child sex crimes

VALPARAISO | The young girl told the courtroom Friday morning that there are times when she opens a book and, rather than seeing words, sees the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Portage resident Kevin Brewster.

July 11, 2014 2:26 pm

Hobart man sentenced to 34 years in child molesting case

CROWN POINT | A Hobart man was sentenced to 34 years in prison after a Lake County jury in June found him guilty of two counts of child molesting.

July 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Warrant issued for Illinois man accused of molesting Dyer girl

CROWN POINT | An Illinois man is facing a child molesting charge after a girl told police he touched her inappropriately.

July 03, 2014 12:05 am
Portage man pleads guilty to child molesting

Portage man pleads guilty to child molesting

VALPARAISO | A 44-year-old Portage man pleaded guilty Friday to a felony count of child molesting.

June 27, 2014 6:15 pm
Convicted molester: New counts too late

Convicted molester: New counts too late

VALPARAISO | A Westville-area man, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to child molesting, will ask a judge Friday to dismiss one of two groups of additional charges filed against him.

June 19, 2014 7:58 pm
Chesterton man pleads guilty to molesting girl

Chesterton man pleads guilty to molesting girl

VALPARAISO | A Chesterton man faces a year behind bars and seven years probation after pleading guilty Tuesday to molesting a 13-year-old girl.

June 10, 2014 4:11 pm

Gary couple accused of abusing 5 girls

CROWN POINT | A Gary couple are accused of locking five young girls in a furnace closet for hours, and the man is accused of sexually abusing some of the girls, according to court records.

June 06, 2014 8:00 pm
Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to new molest counts

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to new molest counts

CROWN POINT | A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of child molesting, according to court records. 

June 03, 2014 6:00 pm
Appeals court affirms 45-year prison term for Michigan City molester

Appeals court affirms 45-year prison term for Michigan City molester

INDIANAPOLIS | A 45-year prison sentence is appropriate for a Michigan City man who molested three children younger than age 10 during an 11-year period, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

May 30, 2014 6:00 pm
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