Sex crimes

McCordsville man accused of rape goes on trial

2021-12-02T17:11:07+00:00December 1st, 2021|Child abuse, Daily Reporter, Rape, Sex crimes|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — The trial of a 19-year-old McCordsville man accused of rape opened Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Hancock County Circuit Court. Christopher Lee Hargraves, 19, has been charged with multiple felony crimes, including two counts of Level 1 felony rape, stemming from an incident with a teenage girl in

Nix handed max sentence, will spend decades in prison

2020-10-19T18:42:12+00:00February 4th, 2020|Child abuse, Daily Reporter, Rape, Sex crimes|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Deputy prosecutor Catherine Wilson didn’t smile, but there was a look of relief on her face when she heard the details of the sentence being handed down to Hayden J. Nix. Nix got 16 years for sexually assaulting a teenage girl, the fourth time a judge has

Court documents shed new light on suspect accused of raping two elderly women

2019-08-12T21:01:40+00:00April 30th, 2019|CBS 4, Rape, Robbery, Sex crimes, Victims of Crime|

GREENFIELD, Ind.– A man is behind bars, now linked to the sexual assault of two elderly women in Central Indiana. However court documents show, these cases may not be the first time the suspect is accused of this type of crime. Charges were filed against Samuel L. Patterson, 56, in Marion County for rape, burglary,

Man faces charges in rapes of women living at retirement communities

2019-08-12T19:39:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Domestic violence, Rape, Sex crimes, WISH TV|

McCORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A man described by authorities as a violent sexual predator is accused of raping two elderly women living in two different retirement communities. According to News 8’s newsgathering partners at the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Samuel L. Patterson, 56, of Indianapolis, has been in the Marion County jail since February on charges of raping a 77-year-old Lawrence woman

Prosecutor lectures students on dangers of sexting

2017-12-28T21:12:21+00:00October 11th, 2017|Sex crimes, WISH TV|

 GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Hancock County schools are teaching kids about the potential legal consequences of sexting. And the county prosecutor is delivering the message. Prosecutor Brent Eaton is giving presentations on the topic at local schools. He said he wanted to educate students on the topic after an investigation that started last spring.

Tracking Predators

2017-11-07T19:38:28+00:00July 12th, 2016|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Sex crimes, Victims of Crime|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter The story made national headlines. A 7-year-old boy told his mother that a man sexually abused him in a Greenfield Walmart restroom. The suspect? A convicted child molester. Word of an arrest in the case this month lit up social media and prompted phone calls from national news networks

Man arrested on rape charges

2017-11-07T19:35:38+00:00March 14th, 2015|Daily Reporter, Sex crimes|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — A local Marine Corps recruiter and former Greenfield Police Department reserve officer pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old Indianapolis girl at his home in Greenfield. Johnathan L. Bean, 26, was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, sexual battery and providing alcohol to

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