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Sexual Abuse

EDITORIAL: Better response to sexual assaults needed

The establishment of a separate treatment facility dedicated to victims of sexual assault should be an eye-opener for Northwest Indiana.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago archdiocese settles suit claiming abuse

CHICAGO | The Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a more than $3 million settlement with an alleged victim of sexual abuse by former priest Daniel McCormack.

January 30, 2014 3:08 pm
Truman molestation trial begins in Valpo

Truman molestation trial begins in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A portrait of dysfunctional families, who were close friends and watched professional wrestling on TV twice a week together, was presented to jurors in the opening of the molestation trial of Christopher Truman on Monday.

December 16, 2013 7:00 pm
Appeals court rejects sentence reduction request in LaPorte coach sex case

Appeals court rejects sentence reduction request in LaPorte coach sex case

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.

December 28, 2012 5:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS study committee suggests real reforms

GUEST COMMENTARY: DCS study committee suggests real reforms

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.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Judges shouldn't hesitate to extradite

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.

December 14, 2012 12:00 am
Lake County commissoner pushes for extradition of man accused of molestation

Lake County commissoner pushes for extradition of man accused of molestation

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.

December 04, 2012 10:00 pm
Appeals court OKs Lebo trial in LaPorte HS volleyball sex case

Appeals court OKs Lebo trial in LaPorte HS volleyball sex case

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.

November 16, 2012 6:00 pm Related

Gary man accused of sexual misconduct with 14-year-old

LAKE STATION | A 21-year-old Gary man sexually abused a girl in Lake Station, police said.

November 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Westville man charged with Class B child molestation

PORTER | A 19-year-old Westville man has been charged with child molestation.

November 14, 2012 2:48 pm
Feds: Lansing man tried to cross state lines to have sex with teen

Feds: Lansing man tried to cross state lines to have sex with teen

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.

August 28, 2012 12:43 pm
Ill. man charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

Ill. man charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

Hilary Evers

August 17, 2012 11:29 am
Man charged in connection with sexual abuse of 12-year-old in Lansing

Man charged in connection with sexual abuse of 12-year-old in Lansing

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.

August 17, 2012 11:16 am

Man accused of abusing girls for years

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.

August 06, 2012 5:15 pm
Officials charge Hobart man with molesting 9-year-old girl

Officials charge Hobart man with molesting 9-year-old girl

HOBART | Police said a 34-year-old Hobart man molested a 9-year-old relative.

April 18, 2012 12:00 am

State rifle, proposals by region lawmakers on way to governor

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.

March 06, 2012 5:30 pm
State senator wants students taught to report sexual abuse

State senator wants students taught to report sexual abuse

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.

November 28, 2011 3:30 pm
Police believe Valpo woman molested at least one other boy

Police believe Valpo woman molested at least one other boy

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.

October 31, 2011 11:30 am

Games pimps play: mental manipulation in prostitution

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.

March 25, 2011 6:45 pm

Former Cal City cop pleads guilty to abuse

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.

March 05, 2011 11:15 pm
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