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Illinois man pleads guilty to lesser charge in rape, beating case

CROWN POINT | An Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday for his role in beating and raping a woman last summer, according to court records.

June 02, 2014 3:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he didn't plan to spend the money to meet federal standards for prisons, I was surprised. Lake County is spending millions to get out from under the federal consent decree requiring improvements at the Lake County Jail.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: Region transplant addressing sexual assaults

DOUG ROSS: Region transplant addressing sexual assaults

State Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, phoned me last week after reading The Times editorial on sexual assaults ("Better response to sexual assaults needed," April 7). She was excited to hear someone else cares deeply about the issue.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Video

Hammond man convicted of four felony charges in rape case

CROWN POINT | A jury on Friday found Facundo Martinez Callejas, of Hammond, guilty of four of six felony counts, including the Class C felony of sexual misconduct with a minor, in a case dating back to 2010.

April 11, 2014 6:20 pm

EDITORIAL: Better response to sexual assaults needed

The establishment of a separate treatment facility dedicated to victims of sexual assault should be an eye-opener for Northwest Indiana.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Portage man charged with rape

VALPARAISO | A 36-year-old Portage man is charged with rape, criminal deviate conduct and another sex-related offense.

March 15, 2014 5:30 pm

General Assembly preparing to close annual session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in school parking lots and funding to expand the South…

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm

'Miracle drug' to halt heroin overdoses wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | First responders would be authorized to treat Hoosiers suffering drug overdoses with naloxone -- a so-called "miracle drug" that quickly neutralizes the effects of heroin and other opioids -- under legislation approved 96-0 by the House Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 5:05 pm
Fight of His Life: Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' one-man show ready to hit Horseshoe Casino in Hammond

Fight of His Life: Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' one-man show ready to hit Horseshoe Casino in Hammond

When fighter Mike Tyson served his prison sentence in Indianapolis for rape after an incident in Indy while judging a beauty pageant in 1992, his who's who list of approved celebrity visitors made headlines.

January 29, 2014 9:48 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must act now to protect children

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must act now to protect children

Children have the right to be safe. Yet in Indiana, girls are more likely to be sexually assaulted than almost anywhere else in the country.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
Gary man handed 60 years in rape of woman given ride

Gary man handed 60 years in rape of woman given ride

CROWN POINT | A Gary man convicted of raping an out-of-town woman to whom he offered a ride was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.

December 20, 2013 7:20 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Rape culture has evil effect on teens

YOUNG VOICES: Rape culture has evil effect on teens

It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a new story. Fourteen-year-old girl raped in Maryville. Sixteen-year-old girl raped in Steubenville. You wonder how anyone could see rape in a positive light. How they could find no fault in a rapist ruining the victim’s life.

November 04, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond student reports abduction, rape

DOLTON | Authorities are investigating the reported abduction of a Hammond high school student who says she was taken across the state line to a south suburban motel and raped.

September 19, 2013 7:30 pm

State senator seeks termination of rapists' parental rights

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier woman giving birth following a rape could face a lifetime of further attacks in court if the rapist-father tries to assert parental rights because of the way Indiana law is structured.

September 07, 2013 6:00 pm Related
Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | A death row inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has won the chance to argue he's become too mentally ill in prison to be executed.

September 04, 2013 3:33 pm Related

Gary man charged with raping woman who gave him car ride

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of raping a teacher who gave him a ride home from a gas station in the city over the weekend.

July 15, 2013 6:26 pm

17-year-old Hammond teen gets 50 years for raping girls

CROWN POINT | A 17-year-old Hammond teen was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to raping three girls.

July 11, 2013 6:00 pm
Valpo man charged with raping underage girl

Valpo man charged with raping underage girl

VALPARAISO | A 31-year-old local man is charged with raping an underage girl after providing her with alcohol.

May 22, 2013 5:11 pm

Gary man charged in 2nd rape

MERRILLVILLE | A 42-year-old Gary man raped and battered a woman in August after offering to give her a ride, police said.

January 29, 2013 7:15 pm
M'ville cops looking for man accused of rape

M'ville cops looking for man accused of rape

MERRILLVILLE | Police are searching for a 41-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a woman with whom he had a prior relationship.

December 20, 2012 6:15 pm
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