Before former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill this week turned the GOP battle for governor into a four-way race, U.S. Sen. Mike Braun was widely considered the favorite among the evangelical conservative wing of the party.
Web Exclusive: Federal bill could remove arbitration requirement for sexual misconduct claims
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate last month came together in a bipartisan effort to push forward legislation that removes clauses in contracts that require arbitration of sexual assault and harassment claims. H.R. 4445, also known as the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, essentially puts the ball in the court of individuals who allege sexual misconduct in the workplace or elsewhere, rather than their accused perpetrators.Read More
Hill’s fight to stay AG continues
Suspended Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will be reinstated to the practice of law June 17, and he’s said he’s using the time in the interim to “reflect on lessons learned.” His chief deputy, Aaron Negangard, is overseeing the office while Hill serves his suspension, but a lawsuit filed May 21 challenges Hill’s authority to make that appointment.Read More
AG Hill suspended for 30 days with automatic reinstatement
Finding Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill guilty of misdemeanor battery and two related violations of the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct, the Indiana Supreme Court has ordered him to serve a 30-day suspension.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
7th Circuit: Discrepancy between jury instructions, indictment doesn’t change conviction in child sexual exploitation case
A discrepancy between the jury instructions and indictment didn’t warrant overturning a man’s conviction in a child sexual exploitation case, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in affirming a district court’s decision.
‘He said, she said’ case accusing doctor of sexual misconduct doesn’t fall under Medical Malpractice Act, COA affirms
A woman’s allegations that her doctor committed sexual misconduct against her did not fall under the Medical Malpractice Act, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed in allowing the case to proceed without going before a medical review panel.
A trial court didn’t abuse its discretion when it did not find a man’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis to be a mitigating circumstance in his 2022 sentencing for sex crimes against a minor, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Monday.
Despite an error in wording in an attempted sexual misconduct guilty plea, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed that an Indianapolis man was adequately made aware of what he was pleading guilty to and did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel.
An Oklahoma sex offender who was released from prison early shot his wife, her three children and their two friends in the head and then killed himself, authorities confirmed as concerns grew about why he was free as his trial on new sex charges loomed.
Ex-AG Hill wins summary judgment on defamation, invasion of privacy claims; federal case dismissed with prejudice
Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has secured another victory in the yearslong legal fallout from accusations that he drunkenly groped four women at a party, this time winning summary judgment in state court.
A former northern Indiana doctor has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting that he sexually battered two patients during examinations.
The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” goes on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells.
The Indiana House of Representatives and Indiana Senate did not violate the Title VII rights of a trio of former employees who accused former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of sexual harassment, a federal judge has ruled.
A former medical school student who sued the Indiana University School of Medicine and its top officials in a Title IX lawsuit has been ordered to pay the institution more than $20,000 despite a pending appeal before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed a juvenile’s delinquency adjudication for felony sexual battery after finding insufficient evidence to support the adjudication.
As Huntington University faces a federal civil lawsuit filed on behalf of two former cross-country runners, the university says it has launched an external review.
An Indiana man wasn’t wrongfully ordered to register under the Sex and Violent Offender Registration Act by a juvenile court after he turned 18, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana panel has concluded.
Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is dismissing as “old news” the question of whether allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a 2018 party could hurt his chances of replacing Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway crash.
A man who groped a woman in a dormitory restroom was unable to get his felony conviction overturned after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found the evidence was sufficient to show he physically restrained the woman while touching her without her consent.
An Air Force major general in Ohio has been convicted by a military judge of one of three specifications of abusive sexual contact in the first-ever military trial of an Air Force general.
A former University of Michigan violin professor, who has also worked at Indiana University, has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to transporting a girl across states lines for sex.
While the Court of Appeals of Indiana didn’t overturn a Logansport man’s convictions for attempting to rape his granddaughter, the Cass Circuit Court will need to go back and clarify the record on his judgment and sentencing.
The Justice Department says it is gravely concerned about allegations that a high-ranking federal prison official entrusted to end sexual abuse and cover-ups at a women’s prison known as the “rape club” may have taken steps to suppress a recent complaint about staff misconduct.