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Sex Offender Registration

South Haven man pleads guilty to child molesting

South Haven man pleads guilty to child molesting

VALPARAISO | A 48-year-old South Haven man pleaded guilty Monday to molesting a girl under the age of 14.

August 18, 2014 11:10 am
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
Sexting teacher can remain in home despite proximity to park

Sexting teacher can remain in home despite proximity to park

VALPARAISO | Bryan Tyman will be able to stay in his home, despite its proximity to Olson Memorial Park and the Prairie Duneland Trail.

April 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Portage man sentenced to 20 years for child molestation

Portage man sentenced to 20 years for child molestation

VALPARAISO | A Portage man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in August to child molesting.

October 11, 2013 1:45 pm

Man withdraws guilty plea in Hammond bank robbery

HAMMOND | Looking at the fine print of his plea agreement for bank robbery and kidnapping, 61-year-old Ronald Parks decided he’d rather risk trial in federal court than face the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars.

August 22, 2013 7:00 pm

Gary sex offender given six months for failure to register

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Gary man to six months incarceration Monday for failing to register as a sex offender.

June 03, 2013 6:02 pm
Court: Some out-of-state sex offenders don't have to register

Court: Some out-of-state sex offenders don't have to register

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hammond man convicted in 1987 of a sex crime in Illinois is not required to register as a sex offender in Indiana, because his Illinois conviction came before Indiana enacted its sex offender registration law in 1994, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

November 08, 2012 7:15 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Make sex offenders vote elsewhere

Indiana has reasonable rules to prevent convicted sex offenders on parole from living or working within 1,000 feet of schools, and some communities ban them from living near parks. So why should they be invited into schools on Election Day?

May 08, 2011 12:00 am

Sex offenders find housing where they can

CHICAGO | Significant numbers of white and Hispanic sex offenders are living in nearly all-black communities on Chicago's South and West sides, according to the Chicago Police Department's Registered Sex Offenders website.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

City bans sex offenders from parks

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is banning registered sex offenders from using Hammond parks and recreational facilities.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am

Hammond City Council moves to ban sex offenders from parks

HAMMOND | Registered sex offenders could be banned from setting foot in Hammond parks under a proposal co-sponsored by Hammond City Councilmen Dan Spitale and Mike Opinker.

January 28, 2011 3:30 pm
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