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Sexual Assault

LAURA HOLLIS: Sexual revolution didn't bring evolution

LAURA HOLLIS: Sexual revolution didn't bring evolution

A few years ago, Trojan ran a series of TV and print ads to promote condom use. The ads featured bars, beaches and other social gatherings where all the women were young and pretty, and all of the men — save the one with a condom — were depicted as pigs. The campaign's primary caption? "EVOLVE."

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students.

September 19, 2014 8:13 am
Woman held against her will, sexually assaulted

Woman held against her will, sexually assaulted

LAKE STATION | A Lake Station man was charged Tuesday after holding a Michigan woman against her will and sexually assaulting her, police said.

September 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Intruder sexually assaults woman in Flossmoor home

FLOSSMOOR | A Flossmoor woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man who broke into her home early Sunday.

September 04, 2014 7:27 am
Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted last year of rape and sentenced to 60 years in prison has won a new trial.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Gary man charged with attempted rape of Portage woman

PORTAGE | A man previously convicted of murder has been arrested and charged with the May 25 sexual assault of a Portage woman, police said.

August 01, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana prison agency working to reduce sexual assaults

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana prison agency working to reduce sexual assaults

The Indiana Department of Correction takes seriously its commitment to prevent sexual assault inside our facilities, despite what recent news coverage and opinion articles may suggest.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
Tan van sought in Pines sexual assault

Tan van sought in Pines sexual assault

THE PINES | Porter County police are searching for a tan-colored van with a brown stripe on the side that is believed to have been involved in a sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.

June 18, 2014 4:51 pm Photos

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Portage police seek suspect in sexual assault

PORTAGE | Police are seeking help in finding a man who bound, then sexually assaulted a woman in her apartment early Sunday morning.

May 27, 2014 11:47 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
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

Indiana Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, stopped by The Times to discuss her effort to address sexual assault in the state.

April 17, 2014 4:47 pm

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

Expanded immunity for underage drinkers could save more lives

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is eager to spread the word to college students, and all Hoosiers, about new additions to Indiana's innovative Lifeline Law — once it's signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

'Miracle drug' to halt heroin overdoses wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | First responders would be authorized to treat Hoosiers suffering drug overdoses with naloxone -- a so-called "miracle drug" that quickly neutralizes the effects of heroin and other opioids -- under legislation approved 96-0 by the House Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 5:05 pm
Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is not impressed with the proposals approved so far by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, which reached the midpoint of its 2014 legislative session Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must act now to protect children

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must act now to protect children

Children have the right to be safe. Yet in Indiana, girls are more likely to be sexually assaulted than almost anywhere else in the country.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo student charged in sex assault on disabled woman

Valpo student charged in sex assault on disabled woman

VALPARAISO | Pleas of not guilty were entered Friday morning on behalf of a Valparaiso High School student charged with sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman.

December 20, 2013 12:30 pm
Police release sketch of man accused of sexually assaulting teen

Police release sketch of man accused of sexually assaulting teen

GARY | Lake County police on Friday released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old this week.

November 08, 2013 12:30 pm

Teen sexually assaulted after getting into car with man

GARY | Deputies are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after giving her a ride.

November 06, 2013 4:39 pm
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