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Sex Crimes

Charges filed in 13-year-old Valpo rape case

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso police officer's recommendation to pursue a 13-year-old rape case and a victim's determination to see it through, has led to charges against a man currently serving time in a Missouri prison.

July 18, 2014 5:45 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
Griffith man sentenced to 6 years in prison in attempted child exploitation case

Griffith man sentenced to 6 years in prison in attempted child exploitation case

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison after admitting to placing a cellphone camera in a girl's bathroom, according to court records.

May 07, 2014 5:30 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
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

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

Valparaiso man sentenced to 9 years in child pornography case

HAMMOND | A Valparaiso man accused of receiving child pornography was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison, according to federal court records. 

February 25, 2014 7:00 pm
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
Cops: Teen sexually assualted at gunpoint by man she met online

Cops: Teen sexually assualted at gunpoint by man she met online

A Chicago man was arrested and charged after allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman he met online at gunpoint in a Chicago Heights forest preserve.

December 06, 2013 7:16 am
DOUG ROSS: Take swift action against sexual assaults in military

DOUG ROSS: Take swift action against sexual assaults in military

Sexual assaults in the military have been in the news lately, but it's not a new issue. Troops' sexual appetites have plagued the military as long as anyone can remember.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am
Supreme Court sets process for putting children on sex offender registry

Supreme Court sets process for putting children on sex offender registry

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday clarified the process juvenile court judges must follow before a child who commits a sex crime can be added to the state's sex offender registry.

July 01, 2013 7:30 pm Related

Gary man charged with attempted rape in Lake Station incident

LAKE STATION | A Gary man attempted to sexually assault a Lake Station woman at Columbus Park on June 3, police said.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am

Veteran college progams among new laws signed by Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans should have an easier time navigating the state's universities thanks to a new law sponsored by state Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, that was signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 14, 2013 8:33 pm Related

Senate approves flurry of legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted in favor of 40 proposals Wednesday, the final day for the Senate to act on House-approved legislation.

April 10, 2013 7:15 pm Related

Senate extends statute of limitations for child sex crimes

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 49-0 Thursday to lengthen the amount of time a criminal or civil action relating to child sex abuse can be brought.

February 21, 2013 2:25 pm Related

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Chicago man indicted on charges of forcing sex on 14-year-old Hammond girl

HAMMOND | A federal grand jury indicted a 29-year-old Chicago man this week on charges he forced a 14-year-old Hammond girl to have sex with him in a Lansing hotel room earlier this year.

December 07, 2012 11:35 am

South Haven man charged with sexual battery

SOUTH HAVEN | A South Haven man was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery.

November 08, 2012 6:45 pm
Former Hammond pastor faces 10 years to life for sex offense

Former Hammond pastor faces 10 years to life for sex offense

HAMMOND | An Apple iPad, iPhone, digital camera and digital voice recorder belonging to a disgraced former Baptist pastor are among the evidence showing he had a sexual relationship with a minor, according to court documents made public Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 6:20 pm Photos

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Union Township man sentenced to probation in underage sex case

Union Township man sentenced to probation in underage sex case

VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Union Township man walked out of the courtroom rather than going to prison Monday after pleading guilty earlier this year to a reduced felony charge stemming from allegations he had sex with a 14-year-old girl after texting with her and receiving nude photos.

April 23, 2012 4:30 pm

Lake Station man charged with rape, deviate conduct

LAKE STATION | A Lake Station man sexually assaulted a woman after she passed out from drinking at a party at his house, police said.

February 27, 2012 8:30 pm
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