Juvenile courts’ jurisdiction to waive minors to adult court ends when the juvenile reaches the age of 18 or 21, depending on the nature of the case, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, reinforcing bright-line statutory jurisdiction in dismissing a pair of cases alleging child molestation.
The conviction and 50-year sentence imposed on a man who molested a 3-year-old was affirmed Wednesday by an Indiana Court of Appeals panel, which rejected his arguments that a statement he made to officers was wrongly admitted and that his sentence was inappropriate.
The grant of an alleged child molester’s motion to suppress a statement he made to police was not in error because the statement was obtained during a custodial interrogation without Miranda warnings, an appellate court has ruled.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed a man’s child molesting conviction after finding that the admission of a forensic interview video played for the jury under Indiana Rule of Evidence 803(5) was not an abuse of discretion.
The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered discharge of child molesting counts, finding the defendant is entitled to the discharge because the state waited too long to bring a stay of the proceedings in order to toll Indiana Criminal Rule 4(C)’s one-year limitation.
The denial of a man’s petition to remove his sexually violent predator designation was reversed on Monday after the Indiana Court of Appeals found he did not meet the statutory definition of an SVP.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed a man’s child molesting sentence, declining the state’s request to dismiss his appeal while also finding that his consecutive sentences are not inappropriate.
Common sense doomed a 62-year-old man’s appeal of his child molesting conviction Thursday in which he argued the state had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was at least 21 years old.
A suspended central Indiana pediatrician was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison for child molestation and related charges.
A Clay County man’s child molesting conviction was upheld on Wednesday despite his argument that the results from his polygraph test shouldn’t have been admitted as evidence.
An Indiana man who has been appealing for 10 years his convictions of molesting his daughter won no relief at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled Thursday that errors in his trial “did not produce a significant likelihood an innocent person was convicted.”
A prosecutor and detective who questioned a woman who was later charged in a child molesting investigation may not use any of her statements after she said wanted to be taken home, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, rejecting an appeal by the state.
Indiana Supreme Court justices have reversed for reconsideration a case involving a child molester’s petition for post-conviction relief after he asserted that his second PCR petition only raised issues that emerged after his habitual offender conviction was reversed and remanded for a new trial.
A new lawsuit accuses Witham Health Services in Lebanon of negligence for hiring a pediatrician who’d faced criminal sexual misconduct charges during his residency in 2004 and then allowing him to see patients with no one else present.
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday was not convinced by a man’s argument that his decades-long sentence for child molesting was inappropriate or that victim testimony was inadmissible.
A Hammond woman convicted for possession of child porn will keep her enhanced sentence and restitution order after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the rulings in her case Friday.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has ordered a man convicted of child molesting resentenced. The panel found his felony conviction was improperly elevated and cautioned the trial court regarding consideration of his uncharged allegations on remand.
A child molester obtained no relief Friday in his appeal that challenged everything from the seating of jurors to the nine-year executed sentence imposed on him after he was convicted of sex crimes against an 8-year-old girl.
The Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer in 21 cases last week but agreed to hear a motion for discharge argument in a molestation case.
The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to take up the case of a man sentenced to 100 years in prison for molesting 20 children while working at a YMCA and at an elementary school.