A trial court properly denied a juvenile’s motion for relief from judgment on two delinquencies adjudications that he admitted to, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed.
Web Exclusive: Divided IN Supreme Court again asks for legislative fix to ‘jurisdictional gap’ between juvenile, criminal cases
In the state of Indiana, if an individual commits the act of child molesting before their 18th birthday but charges aren’t filed until after they turn 21, the offender is essentially off the hook. According to the state’s highest court, there’s a “jurisdictional gap” in the law making that possible.Read More
Web Exclusive: Senate passes bill extending sex crimes statute of limitations
A bill that would have done away with the statute of limitations for certain child sex abuse crimes is making headway in the 2020 Indiana General Assembly. But some advocates are disappointed in how the bill has panned out.Read More
A man whose attorney failed to call two key experts in his child molesting trial failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that his attorney performed deficiently.
A man whose child molesting sentence was handed down while he was in the hospital did not waive his right to be present at sentencing, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday in vacating the sentence and ordering a new hearing.
Man failed to show statutory requirements for expungement of DCS records that proved juvenile child molesting allegations, COA affirms
Indiana law didn’t back up a man’s contention that a trial court should expunge Indiana Department of Child Services records substantiating his molestation of his sisters, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Wednesday.
A trial court did not violate a convicted child molester’s rights with its jury instructions or abuse its discretion by imposing probation conditions that limit the man’s contact with children, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Thursday.
A man’s convictions on five felony counts of child molesting will stand, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Thursday, but the court reversed a 102-year sentence and remanded for resentencing.
IN Supreme Court: Man should have been allowed to introduce opinion testimony in child molest case, but error was harmless
A unanimous Indiana Supreme Court agreed that a trial court erred in not admitting testimony about the character of a man’s daughter in a child molestation case. However, justices also ruled the error was harmless.
A man challenging his child molesting convictions and 41-year sentence found no relief at the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in cases involving a couple’s negligence lawsuit against the town they live in and a man’s challenge to the exclusion of evidence in his child molesting case.
A trial court committed fundamental error when it allowed a videotaped interview to be entered into evidence in a delinquency case against a 15-year-old boy, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
The July 2014 revision to Indiana’s criminal code has resulted in the Court of Appeals of Indiana vacating a child molesting conviction after finding that a jury instruction straddling both sides of the date of the revision could have confused jurors.
A man convicted of child molesting will not get relief from the Court of Appeals of Indiana, which rejected his evidentiary arguments and his claim of prosecutorial misconduct.
The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to review a “he said, she said” child molestation case that presented an issue of first impression and a dispute between a town government and two residents whose property was flooded.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has overturned two Level 1 felony child molesting convictions in favor of lower-level felonies, citing insufficient evidence to support the more severe charges.
A northern Indiana man convicted of molesting his teenage nephew has lost his appeal of the denial of habeas relief based on the argument that he should have been allowed to present evidence of his nephew’s drug use.
A former teacher’s assistant sentenced to more than 40 years on child molesting charges could win a partial resentencing after she presented an issue of first impression to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, which held her Sixth Amendment rights were violated.
Court of Appeals of Indiana judges parted ways on an issue of first impression in a “he said, she said” child molestation case, with the majority finding that a man was not given a fair opportunity to challenge the “she said” part of the evidence.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court’s decision to allow a child molestation victim to testify in court with a comfort animal at her side. The ruling means the defendant’s child molesting convictions will stand.
A northern Indiana softball coach faces a 30-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to molesting a 13-year-old girl who had played on one of his travel teams.
A teenage boy accused of killing a 6-year-old northern Indiana girl is moving closer to a possible trial after a judge declined to dismiss charges in the case and doctors found him competent to stand trial.