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Crimes Against Children

After four years of delays, E.C. woman asks judge to dismiss child abuse case

After four years of delays, E.C. woman asks judge to dismiss child abuse case

CROWN POINT | The case against an East Chicago woman who is accused of beating her toddler to death could be dismissed, and she could be released from jail as early as next week.

October 16, 2014 6:15 pm Related
Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, as they listen to Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin, right, outside the courthouse after making his first court appearance Wednesday in Conroe, Texas. A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 tri…

October 08, 2014 3:59 pm
Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

CONROE, Texas | Adrian Peterson is hoping to go to trial as soon as possible. Whether the star running back for the Vikings returns to the playing field any time soon is another question entirely.

October 08, 2014 3:59 pm
Parents charged in toddler's beating death

Parents charged in toddler's beating death

GARY | A 22-month-old boy was covered in so many marks from beatings as he struggled to be potty trained that his mother couldn't distinguish which were recent wounds, according to court records. 

October 02, 2014 4:55 pm Photos

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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

September 19, 2014 7:28 am
Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of…

September 15, 2014 3:43 pm

Death concealment charges for woman in dirty home

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — A woman who lived at a squalid home where the bodies of three infants were found among vermin and piles of soiled diapers is facing charges including fetal death concealment, authorities said Friday as the search for more possible bodies continued.

September 12, 2014 10:43 am

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

Valpo cops: Man in white van approached another child

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police are investigating the second report in two days of a man driving a white van approaching a girl walking in the Beauty Creek subdivision.

June 06, 2014 7:04 pm
Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

LANSING | Although most of the 100 or so residents who gathered in front of a home Sunday in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue never knew 2-year-old Jakariah Patterson, they felt the need to mourn her death.

March 23, 2014 9:10 pm Photos

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Missing Milwaukee child found safe in Munster

MUNSTER | A missing 1-year-old Milwaukee girl was found safe in Munster late Wednesday night thanks to the help of a local resident who noticed the child was not in a car seat and called police.

March 13, 2014 12:47 pm
Police release sketch of man accused of sexually assaulting teen

Police release sketch of man accused of sexually assaulting teen

GARY | Lake County police on Friday released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old this week.

November 08, 2013 12:30 pm
Police: Portage man slammed 3-year-old boy to floor

Police: Portage man slammed 3-year-old boy to floor

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Monday night after "slamming" a 3-year-old boy to the floor, police said.

August 13, 2013 5:50 pm

Report: Illinois child deaths linked to abuse rises

The number of Illinois children killed by abuse or neglect over the past year likely will be the state's most in a quarter century, Illinois child-welfare officials announced Thursday in imploring citizens to report suspected mistreatment of youths before it turns deadly.

August 08, 2013 11:45 am

Portage man charged in sex with 14-year-old girl

VALPARAISO | A 21-year-old Portage man faces a felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor on allegations of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in her bedroom.

July 24, 2013 11:47 am

Valpo man charge with molesting girl

VALPARAISO | A 60-year-old Valparaiso man is charged with molesting a young girl.

July 24, 2013 11:34 am

Police: Griffith teen broke free from would-be abductor

GRIFFITH | A 15-year-old girl told police she broke free from a man who grabbed her and tried to pull her into his vehicle Friday night.

June 08, 2013 6:30 pm

NCAA says Penn State fine money in special account

HARRISBURG, Pa. | The NCAA said Thursday it has no immediate plans to spend the $12 million already paid to it as part of the sanctions against Penn State over its handling of child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

January 17, 2013 5:15 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Attorney General Linda Kelly announces new criminal charges related to an ongoing child sex crimes investigation against former Penn State President Graham Spanier and added charges against two former underlings, Timothy Curley and Gary Schultz during a news conference Thursday at the state …

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa. | The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach.

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm
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