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Child Sexual Abuse

South Haven man pleads guilty to child molesting

South Haven man pleads guilty to child molesting

VALPARAISO | A 48-year-old South Haven man pleaded guilty Monday to molesting a girl under the age of 14.

August 18, 2014 11:10 am
Prosecutors taking second shot at sex misconduct charges

Prosecutors taking second shot at sex misconduct charges

VALPARAISO | Prosecutors are taking a second shot at charging a Porter man with felony counts of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

August 11, 2014 3:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Protect victims, don't just punish monsters

MARC CHASE: Protect victims, don't just punish monsters

It's impossible to feel any measure of sympathy for convicted sex offenders, especially those who victimize children. The parent in me says hit these monsters with every possible penalty the law prescribes.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am

Michigan City man charged with molesting three girls

MICHIGAN CITY  | A Michigan City man is accused of engaging in sexual contact with three girls.

November 04, 2013 6:30 pm
Portage man sentenced to 20 years for child molestation

Portage man sentenced to 20 years for child molestation

VALPARAISO | A Portage man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in August to child molesting.

October 11, 2013 1:45 pm
Hebron man faces 5 felony molesting counts

Hebron man faces 5 felony molesting counts

VALPARAISO | Felony child molesting charges have been filed against a Hebron man accused of having sex with a girl under 14 "too many times to count" between Aug. 1, 2012, and March 2.

October 03, 2013 6:30 pm

Shelby man convicted of molesting 12-year-old girl

CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court jury convicted a Shelby man Thursday of molesting a 12-year-old girl last year.

August 22, 2013 6:00 pm
Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge William Alexa accepted a plea agreement from Tara Tryon on Friday morning before security officers handcuffed and led her off to prison.

July 12, 2013 12:19 pm

Hobart man charged with child molestation incident in Lake Station

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.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am

Lake Station man charged with child molesting

LAKE STATION | A 20-year-old Lake Station man was charged with having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl, police said.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Man, 74, pleads guilty to lesser battery charge in child molestation case

Man, 74, pleads guilty to lesser battery charge in child molestation case

CROWN POINT | A man suspected of child molestation — who was twice released by Texas authorities before finally facing justice — pleaded guilty to a lesser battery charge Wednesday in Lake County court.

February 06, 2013 5:45 pm

Quinn signs law to educate students about abuse

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. | Erin Merryn is convinced she would have spoken out much earlier if she had been taught at a young age about the threat of sexual abuse. Instead, she endured abuse at the hands of a neighbor and older cousin for years before seeking help.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
Molestation suspect from Texas surrenders

Molestation suspect from Texas surrenders

CROWN POINT | After about four years on the run, a Texas man charged with molesting an 11-year-old Highland girl turned himself in to Lake County authorities.

December 11, 2012 10:00 pm

Hobart man charged with molesting girl starting when she was 10

HOBART | A 47-year-old Hobart man sexually molested a girl starting when she was 10 years old, police said.

October 26, 2012 8:15 pm
Officials charge Hobart man with molesting 9-year-old girl

Officials charge Hobart man with molesting 9-year-old girl

HOBART | Police said a 34-year-old Hobart man molested a 9-year-old relative.

April 18, 2012 12:00 am
Valparaiso man charged with 23 felonies in connection with alleged child molestation

Valparaiso man charged with 23 felonies in connection with alleged child molestation

VALPARAISO | Police say a Valparaiso man persuaded his girlfriend to molest a child she was baby-sitting and send photos of the abuse to his cellphone.

January 23, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Former Highland teacher surrenders to police

Former Highland teacher surrenders to police

HIGHLAND | A former Highland High School teacher surrendered to police Tuesday after six felony counts were formally filed against him regarding an inappropriate relationship with three female students.

December 14, 2011 11:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State case is reminder of need to report abuse

GUEST COMMENTARY: Penn State case is reminder of need to report abuse

Recent events at Penn State have caused attention to be focused on the responsibility of reporting suspicions of abuse and neglect. It is a crime in Indiana to fail to report abuse or neglect. While there seems to be some confusion about the responsibility to report in Pennsylvania, Indiana'…

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

Judge rules molesting term was fulfilled; treatment next?

CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court judge released a former Hammond man from jail five years after his arrest for child molesting.

June 27, 2011 1:00 pm
Teen accuses man of sex crime

Teen accuses man of sex crime

VALPARAISO | A Union Township man sentenced to probation last month for child solicitation was charged Thursday with sexual misconduct with a minor after he allegedly fondled a 15-year-old girl.

June 17, 2011 1:21 pm
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