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.
CROWN POINT | A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of child molesting, according to court records.
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.
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.
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.
The establishment of a separate treatment facility dedicated to victims of sexual assault should be an eye-opener for Northwest Indiana.
HAMMOND | A Valparaiso man accused of receiving child pornography was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison, according to federal court records.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LAKE STATION | A Gary man attempted to sexually assault a Lake Station woman at Columbus Park on June 3, police said.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted in favor of 40 proposals Wednesday, the final day for the Senate to act on House-approved legislation.
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.
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.
SOUTH HAVEN | A South Haven man was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery.
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.
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.
LAKE STATION | A Lake Station man sexually assaulted a woman after she passed out from drinking at a party at his house, police said.
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