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Sexual Misconduct

Portage man charged in sex with 14-year-old girl

VALPARAISO | A 21-year-old Portage man faces a felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor on allegations of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in her bedroom.

July 24, 2013 11:47 am

Judge rejects gag order in sexual misconduct case

VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper denied a request to block any further information from being released about a civil lawsuit accusing a pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Portage with sexual misconduct with a female member of the church he was counseling.

June 12, 2013 2:45 pm
Suit accuses Portage Methodist pastor of sexual misconduct

Suit accuses Portage Methodist pastor of sexual misconduct

VALPARAISO | The pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Portage is accused in a civil lawsuit of sexual misconduct with a female member of the church he was counseling.

June 11, 2013 11:00 pm

Morton High School teacher charged in sex case faces magistrate

HAMMOND | A hearing was continued Friday for the former Morton High School teacher alleged to have requested underage female students send him sexually explicit photos by cellphone. 

March 29, 2013 7:45 pm
Officials: Criminal charges against Michael Ritchie dismissed because of potential impact on victim

Officials: Criminal charges against Michael Ritchie dismissed because of potential impact on victim

Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-day Times investigation into Michael Ritchie, a former region man who has worked with developmentally disabled children under a cloud of allegations pertaining to inappropriate relationships with the youths he was entrusted with serving. He has…

January 20, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Griffith man charged with sexual misconduct

VALPARAISO | A Griffith man is charged with sexual misconduct, after police said he engaged in a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

August 11, 2011 6:00 pm
Ashcraft's wife: Relationship a myth

Ashcraft's wife: Relationship a myth

LAPORTE | Rhonda Ashcraft told jurors she never saw any inappropriate contact between her husband, former LaPorte High School junior varsity volleyball coach Bob Ashcraft, and a teenage player.

July 11, 2011 4:45 pm Photos

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Lead investigator grilled in coach sex case

Lead investigator grilled in coach sex case

LAPORTE | For four hours, jurors heard Indiana State Trooper Gretchen Deal recount the details of her investigation into an alleged sexual relationship between a then 15-year-old girl and former LaPorte High School assistant volleyball coach Robert Ashcraft, saying suspicions had been voiced…

July 08, 2011 1:45 pm Photos

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Expert: DNA found on blanket in coach's truck

Expert: DNA found on blanket in coach's truck

LAPORTE | A blanket police seized from Robert Ashcraft's pickup truck contained DNA from both the former LaPorte High School volleyball coach and one of his former players, an Indiana State Police expert told jurors Thursday.

July 07, 2011 9:45 pm Photos

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Varsity coach Lebo won't answer questions in Ashcraft case

Varsity coach Lebo won't answer questions in Ashcraft case

LAPORTE | Marybeth Lebo, head coach of the LaPorte High School varsity volleyball team, will assert her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if called to testify as to whether she knew of the alleged relationship between fellow coach Bob Ashcraft and a former player.

July 06, 2011 5:30 pm
Alleged victim testifies in coach sex case

Alleged victim testifies in coach sex case

LAPORTE | The alleged victim in the trial of former LaPorte High School assistant volleyball coach Bob Ashcraft told jurors Friday about years of alleged sexual encounters with the coach -- some of them at school.

July 01, 2011 7:00 pm
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