Sex Offender Registration
VALPARAISO | A Portage man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in August to child molesting.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is banning registered sex offenders from using Hammond parks and recreational facilities.
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.
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