INDIANAPOLIS | A former LaPorte High School volleyball coach, convicted of four felonies following a two-year sexual relationship with a student-athlete, must serve his full 21-year prison sentence, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
When the Department of Child Services Interim Study Committee began its work back in August, many feared its work would be an exercise in futility.
Enrique Marks Jr. settled the question of whether to extradite him from Brownsville, Texas, by turning himself in to Lake County authorities after four years as a fugitive. The larger question of how to handle similar cases in the future, however, remains unresolved.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County commissioner said she is livid a fugitive wanted on child molestation charges was set free by Texas authorities after Lake County courts declined to extradite him.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals gave the go-ahead Friday for a trial to determine whether a former LaPorte High School volleyball coach failed to report an illegal sexual relationship between another coach and a student-athlete.
LAKE STATION | A 21-year-old Gary man sexually abused a girl in Lake Station, police said.
PORTER | A 19-year-old Westville man has been charged with child molestation.
CHICAGO | A Lansing resident is being held without bond on charges he tried to get a 14-year-old girl to travel into Indiana with him for sex.
LANSING | A 63-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with allegations he sexually abused a 12-year-old in a Lansing home, police said.
LAPORTE | A man police accuse of sexually abusing two LaPorte-area girls is in jail thanks to a text message concerning the allegations forwarded to authorities.
HOBART | Police said a 34-year-old Hobart man molested a 9-year-old relative.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will soon decide if Indiana has an official state rifle and whether three measures sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators that also received final legislative approval Tuesday become law.
INDIANAPOLIS | In the wake of the child rape scandal at Penn State University, a Gary state senator wants Indiana students and teachers better trained to identify and report child sexual abuse.
VALPARAISO | Prosecutors believe at least one other boy may have been molested by a 21-year-old Valparaiso woman who made an initial court appearance Monday on charges of sexually abusing a 3-year-old Chesterton boy she was baby-sitting.
CHICAGO | Before co-founding The Dreamcatcher Foundation and becoming a Cook County Court advocate for victims of sexual exploitation, Brenda Myers-Powell spent 25 years as a prostitute.
URBANA, Ill. | A former correctional officer at the Ford County Jail has pleaded guilty to a felony charge, admitting that he sexually abused a female inmate in her cell.
VALPARAISO | It's been a year since an earthquake dramatically changed life in the already poverty-stricken nation of Haiti and brought unprecedented demand for Kids Alive International to care for orphaned and abandoned children there.
HAMMOND | Former Clark Middle/High School band teacher James Ciammetti was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for taking part in a sexual relationship with an adolescent female student.
VALPARAISO | Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a Portage Township man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his girlfriend's sister after she blacked out from drinking.
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