Victims of Crime

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

Advocate beacon of hope for victims

2017-11-07T19:34:01+00:00July 12th, 2015|Daily Reporter, Victims of Crime|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — The fates of the defendants in criminal cases filed by the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office are easy to map out. There are meetings with law enforcement and lawyers; appearances in court; sometimes hearings, sometimes settlement conferences or pleas. Eventually, if they are found guilty, they receive a