Indiana Supreme Court justices granted transfer in six cases last week all addressing whether child sex abuse victims can be ordered for deposition in light of a state statute the Court of Appeals of Indiana has repeatedly held violates the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure.
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Justices split, find ‘jurisdictional gap’ in child molesting offense committed by minor who is now an adult
Neither the juvenile court nor the criminal court has jurisdiction over a man who allegedly committed child molesting while still a minor but whom the state did not attempt to criminally charge until he was over 21, creating a “jurisdictional gap” in cases where an offender ages out of the juvenile system, according to the Indiana Supreme Court. But the court’s majority holding was challenged by two dissenting justices, who argued the Indiana Legislature “would never have intended” for the alleged criminal act to go unpunished.
Fed up with the increasing burden an Indiana inmate has placed on the courts with frivolous lawsuits, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has instructed trial courts to not put up with the prisoner’s misconduct any longer.
The Indiana Supreme Court has swiped at a Court of Appeals of Indiana ruling that allowed a defendant accused of child sex crimes to take the deposition of his accuser, concluding that a disputed state statute preventing such depositions does not conflict with the Indiana Trial Rules.
A grandmother who says she helped “pick up the pieces” of her grandchild’s life after the minor was molested in her father’s home has secured a reversal from the Court of Appeals of Indiana in a custody battle.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has overturned the aggregate 60-year sentence of a Union County man convicted of child molestation because the trial court did not explain its reasoning for the consecutive sentences.
Bungled communications by law enforcement officials over whether a polygraph was admissible in court has resulted in the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirming the exclusion of the evidence against a defendant in a child molestation case and sanctions against the state.
An associate of Jared Fogle who provided evidence that led to the criminal case against the disgraced former Subway pitchman was sentenced Monday to 27 years in prison for sexually molesting young girls and installing cameras to secretly take videos and photos of the victims.
A man convicted of child molestation has secured a new trial after the Indiana Supreme Court concluded he was wrongly denied a continuance to review new evidence submitted one day before trial.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has partially reversed a child molester’s convictions after concluding he received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial.
A 15-year-old boy accused of molesting and fatally strangling a 6-year-old northern Indiana girl last year will remain held at a county jail as he awaits trial, a judge says.
Determining the heart of the issue was “a lack of clarity in the Indiana Code,” a split Court of Appeals of Indiana panel ruled an adult criminal court rightly dismissed, for lack of jurisdiction, a child molesting charge against a man who allegedly forced a preteen to have sex with him when he was 16.
A juvenile court judge has ruled that a teenager accused of molesting and fatally strangling a 6-year-old northern Indiana girl last year will be tried as an adult, prosecutors said Friday.
A man’s convictions of two felony counts of child molesting don’t violate double jeopardy principles, according to the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
An Elkhart man will not get his 190-year sentence for numerous sexual misconduct and child molesting convictions reduced, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A former northern Indiana youth pastor was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he molested several boys.
A mother who brought claims for emotional distress after learning that her disabled daughter had been sexually abused can once again proceed with her case after a majority of the Indiana Supreme Court created a new rule eliminating the proximity requirement for emotional distress recovery. A dissenting justice, however, warned that the “watershed” ruling could have a wider-ranging impact than anticipated.
A 15-year-old northern Indiana boy accused of molesting and killing a 6-year-old girl should be tried as an adult, prosecutors said Monday.
A former tutor at a northwest Indiana elementary school has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for molesting a boy over several years, starting when he was 10.
A former central Indiana school nurse and church pastor has been sentenced to 105 years in prison on child molesting charges.