Child abuse

OUR OPINION: Zoey’s Place finds a worthy home

2019-11-15T18:01:22+00:00August 30th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

You couldn’t blame Bridget Foy for being a little giddy when she first stepped across the threshold at the new Zoey’s Place, the house in Greenfield that soon will be home to the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that such a moment seemed unlikely. Despite widespread endorsement of

A HOME AT LAST: Zoey’s Place to move into new offices

2019-11-15T18:03:19+00:00August 21st, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

HANCOCK COUNTY — When they opened the front door and walked into the empty house, Bridget Foy asked for someone to pinch her, because she still couldn’t believe they’d found a place. Brent Eaton, on the other hand, remained stoic but allowed that he was still a bit overwhelmed by their good fortune. “This is

Hancock County mom pushes for stricter laws after son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-12T21:16:11+00:00August 12th, 2019|CBS 4, Child abuse, Drug Abuse|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She’s motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays with cars

Prosecutor says IMPD officer went beyond parental rights spanking child

2019-08-14T14:31:54+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis police officer is accused of going too far and crossing the line that separates parental discipline from the crime of felony battery. IMPD placed officer Derek Ethridge on administrative leave. The 29-year-old is charged in Hancock County with battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years

IMPD officer facing felony charges in Hancock County

2019-08-14T14:25:02+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — An IMPD officer is in serious trouble with the law. The Hancock County Prosecutor filed charges against Derek Ethridge. Ethridge is facing felony battery charges for an incident May 1. He's accused of battery resulting in bodily injury on a person under the age of 14. Hancock County court records show the

Hancock County mom calls for stricter laws after she says son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-14T14:41:51+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She's motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays

Zoey’s Place looking for a home and to secure funding

2019-08-16T19:20:39+00:00March 28th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Giving abused children in Hancock County a safe place to share their stories is what Zoey’s Place is all about. Bridget Foy, who specializes in sex crime cases for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, is spearheading efforts along with several local officials to finally get Zoey’s Place — the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center

Zoey’s Place looking for a home and to secure funding

2019-11-15T18:05:16+00:00March 28th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Giving abused children in Hancock County a safe place to share their stories is what Zoey’s Place is all about. Bridget Foy, who specializes in sex crime cases for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, is spearheading efforts along with several local officials to finally get Zoey’s Place — the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center

Court docs: Greenfield couple rewarded boy with marijuana for good behavior, took it away when he misbehaved

2019-08-14T14:45:04+00:00December 6th, 2018|Child abuse, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

UPDATE (Dec. 6, 2018)– Susan Glascock pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent and domestic battery. She received a 545-day suspended sentence. Original story: GREENFIELD, Ind. — A boy’s caretakers gave him marijuana as a reward for good behavior and took it away from him if he misbehaved, he told police. According to court documents, the