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,
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
HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities in Hancock County are seeing a spike in sexting cases amongst teens. “A lot of times you put something out there on the internet and it does not generally disappear and could be out there for a very long time,” said Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton. It is not a
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.
GREENFIELD, Ind. - Many players are trying to "catch 'em all" with the new break out mobile app, Pokemon Go. The game takes you into a virtual reality where you can look for and capture Pokemon of your own. Anyone can download and play this game - even a convicted sex offender. Wednesday night, 42-year-old Randy
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
GREENFIELD, Ind. (June 29, 2015) -- A startling statistic is leading a central Indiana prosecutor to ask for more help to prosecute crimes against women. According to Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton, there hasn't been a rape conviction in the entire county for nearly a decade. “I think the last rape conviction we found a
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