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LaPorte High School officials may avoid trial in volleyball sex case

ALLEN COUNTY | Two LaPorte school officials will not serve any jail time but were not left off the hook under an agreement reached on charges they failed to report a girl having sex with her volleyball coach.

January 09, 2014 2:30 pm

Porter County jury to hear LaPorte volleyball sex lawsuit

LAPORTE | A Porter County jury will hear the case of a former LaPorte High School student seeking damages from the LaPorte Community Schools Corp. over sexual contact she had with a former volleyball coach.

November 06, 2013 6:15 pm

New trial date set for LaPorte school officials

FORT WAYNE | After a series of delays and a venue change, the trial against two LaPorte school officials accused of covering up a sexual relationship between a coach and player has been set for January.

September 05, 2013 6:38 pm

Special prosecutor named in LaPorte schools case

LAPORTE | A special prosecutor has been named to the case of two LaPorte Community School Corp. employees accused of hiding a sexual relationship between a volleyball coach and player.

June 20, 2013 10:45 am

Attorney seeks new venue, special prosecutor in LaPorte school sex case

LAPORTE COUNTY | A judge Thursday scheduled hearings on a motion that two LaPorte school officials should be tried outside the county on allegations they failed to report their suspicions of a sexual relationship between a now former coach and player.

March 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Appeals court rejects sentence reduction request in LaPorte coach sex case

Appeals court rejects sentence reduction request in LaPorte coach sex case

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.

December 28, 2012 5:15 pm
LaPorte High athletic director may face trial in failure to report abuse

LaPorte High athletic director may face trial in failure to report abuse

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.

December 10, 2012 6:39 pm Related
Appeals court OKs Lebo trial in LaPorte HS volleyball sex case

Appeals court OKs Lebo trial in LaPorte HS volleyball sex case

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals gave the go-ahead Friday for a trial to determine whether a former LaPorte High School volleyball coach failed to report an illegal sexual relationship between another coach and a student-athlete.

November 16, 2012 6:00 pm Related

Former volleyball coach to represent himself in civil lawsuit

LAPORTE | A former junior varsity volleyball coach convicted of having a sexual relationship with a LaPorte High School girl deflected blame for his conduct, court documents filed last week show.

June 18, 2012 6:00 pm

LaPorte school district denies allegations in civil lawsuit involving sexual relationship

LAPORTE | A former LaPorte High School girl voluntarily engaged in a sexual relationship with her former junior varsity volleyball coach, assuming all risk, LaPorte school officials claimed in court documents this week.

May 31, 2012 6:30 pm
Family sues LaPorte schools for up to $18.7 million in sex case

Family sues LaPorte schools for up to $18.7 million in sex case

LAPORTE | The family of a girl who was sexually involved with her former junior varsity volleyball coach filed a lawsuit Thursday against the state, school district and employees, claiming officials ignored indications the relationship was happening, court records state.

May 24, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Charges stand against LaPorte school officials in sex abuse case

Charges stand against LaPorte school officials in sex abuse case

LAPORTE | A judge upheld charges against two LaPorte school district employees charged with failing to report sexual crimes of a volleyball coach against a player.

February 09, 2012 3:45 pm

Charge dismissed against LaPorte schools in coach sex case

LAPORTE | Charges have been dismissed against the LaPorte Community School Corp., but criminal cases against two school officials on allegations involving a coach and player having sex are moving forward.

November 29, 2011 11:30 pm

LaPorte School Corp. wants charge dismissed

LAPORTE | Attorneys for the LaPorte Community School Corp. argued in court Wednesday criminal charges against the school district should be dismissed in the case of a former high school assistant volleyball coach who had sex with a player.

November 02, 2011 7:00 pm

Lawyers for LaPorte High School officials seek dismissal of coverup charges

LAPORTE | Lawyers for two LaPorte Community School Corp. officials petitioned the court Thursday to dismiss charges against both in an alleged coverup of a sexual relationship between a former high school volleyball coach and female player.

September 30, 2011 5:15 pm
Ashcraft's wife: Relationship a myth

Ashcraft's wife: Relationship a myth

Rhonda Ashcraft and her husband, Bob Ashcraft, a former LaPorte High School assistant volleyball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen player, enter the LaPorte County Courthouse in LaPorte on June 29 for the start of his trial.

July 11, 2011 8:14 pm
Ashcraft's wife: Relationship a myth

Ashcraft's wife: Relationship a myth

LAPORTE | Rhonda Ashcraft told jurors she never saw any inappropriate contact between her husband, former LaPorte High School junior varsity volleyball coach Bob Ashcraft, and a teenage player.

July 11, 2011 4:45 pm Photos

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Lead investigator grilled in coach sex case

Lead investigator grilled in coach sex case

LAPORTE | For four hours, jurors heard Indiana State Trooper Gretchen Deal recount the details of her investigation into an alleged sexual relationship between a then 15-year-old girl and former LaPorte High School assistant volleyball coach Robert Ashcraft, saying suspicions had been voiced…

July 08, 2011 1:45 pm Photos

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Expert: DNA found on blanket in coach's truck

Expert: DNA found on blanket in coach's truck

LAPORTE | A blanket police seized from Robert Ashcraft's pickup truck contained DNA from both the former LaPorte High School volleyball coach and one of his former players, an Indiana State Police expert told jurors Thursday.

July 07, 2011 9:45 pm Photos

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Varsity coach Lebo won't answer questions in Ashcraft case

Varsity coach Lebo won't answer questions in Ashcraft case

LAPORTE | Marybeth Lebo, head coach of the LaPorte High School varsity volleyball team, will assert her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if called to testify as to whether she knew of the alleged relationship between fellow coach Bob Ashcraft and a former player.

July 06, 2011 5:30 pm
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