As Porter County Superior Judge Mary Harper read each guilty verdict, the 39-year-old Portage man raised his eyebrows in apparent disbelief as the victims’ families and his family both showed tears.
A veteran Chicago Police officer has been charged with molesting a minor girl years ago, and similarly attacking the victim’s 3-year-old daughter late last month.
A jury trial was scheduled to begin Aug. 19 and, if convicted, Brett Degler could have faced up to 60 years in prison.
An Elgin man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with two minors.
Text messages between James Glanders, 21, of Michigan City; and Dana Haywood, 19, of Portage, showed graphic discussions of the baby played a big role in their phone sex, according to police.
Three 19-year-old northwest Indiana men have been charged separately with child molesting involving the same 13-year-old girl, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
A man maintained his innocence Friday while Porter County Superior Court Judge William Alexa sentenced him to 20 years, the maximum he could get for two counts of child molesting.
A former Catholic high school teacher was sentenced to two years probation after he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving a female student.
A Lake Station, Ind. man has been charged with seven felony counts involving the molestation of an 11-year-old girl.