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Sex Offender

E.C. man charged with soliciting 10-year-old girl, police say

EAST CHICAGO | A convicted sex offender was arrested after soliciting a 10-year-old girl for sex Tuesday at their East Chicago apartment building, police said.

May 08, 2014 8:00 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

Suspect in Hobart sex case was convicted in school bus crimes

HOBART | Police said a Hobart man caught exposing himself and shooting photos up a woman's skirt recently at a Hobart department store was convicted three years ago for repeatedly terrorizing students on a Portage school bus.

June 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Illinois adopts new McLaw for sex offenders

SPRINGFIELD | Add the playground at your favorite fast-food joint to the list of places where sex offenders aren’t welcome in Illinois.

June 05, 2013 2:53 pm

Speedway bailout crosses finish line

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

May 10, 2013 7:15 pm Related

Man to plead guilty to robbing Hammond bank, kidnapping

HAMMOND | A region man agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to robbing a Hammond bank and kidnapping a female, federal court records show.

March 26, 2013 8:00 pm

Senators vote to require national background check for school employees

INDIANAPOLIS | Applicants for jobs at Indiana schools would pay more for a national background check under legislation approved 47-0 by the Senate on Thursday, but the sponsor believes it's worth it.

January 24, 2013 6:00 pm Related


Police investigate claim that sex offender took pictures under woman's skirt in store

LAPORTE | Police in LaPorte are investigating allegations that a Porter County man with a cellphone snapped a picture underneath a 19-year-old woman's skirt at Kmart.

October 24, 2012 1:00 pm
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
Calumet City man accused of robbing Hammond bank

Calumet City man accused of robbing Hammond bank

HAMMOND | A Calumet City sex offender has been arrested as a suspect in the armed robbery of a Hammond bank after probation officers recognized his image in media reports.

April 09, 2012 11:15 pm

Gary man to serve four years on probation in teen sex case

CROWN POINT | A Gary man who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor on Thursday was given a four-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender.

December 08, 2011 4:30 pm

Convicted Gary sex offender charged with attempted rape of minor

CROWN POINT | Prosecutors charged a 25-year-old registered sex offender with attempting to rape a 14-year old.

July 21, 2011 5:30 pm

Judge rules molesting term was fulfilled; treatment next?

CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court judge released a former Hammond man from jail five years after his arrest for child molesting.

June 27, 2011 1:00 pm
Teen accuses man of sex crime

Teen accuses man of sex crime

VALPARAISO | A Union Township man sentenced to probation last month for child solicitation was charged Thursday with sexual misconduct with a minor after he allegedly fondled a 15-year-old girl.

June 17, 2011 1:21 pm

Senate OKs more penalties for sex offenders

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate on Monday approved legislation to toughen existing laws for sex offender harassment.

May 24, 2011 7:00 pm

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 casting ballots in region schools

A 37-year-old Griffith man convicted of indecent liberties with a child walks into Wadsworth Elementary School to cast his vote in the 2008 presidential election.

May 01, 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

Sheriff reports compliance during sex offender roundup

The Cook County Sheriff's first sex offender roundup of the year successfully tracked dozens of registered offenders across unincorporated Cook County on Saturday.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am
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