Victims of Crime

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,

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week begins in Greenfield

2019-08-12T21:11:23+00:00April 8th, 2019|CBS 4, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed

Law enforcement, prosecutor kick off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

2019-08-14T14:38:56+00:00April 8th, 2019|Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed

Events to mark Crime Victims Rights Week

2019-08-16T19:18:16+00:00April 6th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Advocating for crime victims will be in the spotlight next week during a special observance to focus attention on victims’ rights. National Crime Victims Rights Week is Monday through Saturday, and local law enforcement agencies are helping spearhead activities to raise awareness. The weeklong campaign, held each year in April, is designed

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

Child advocacy center earns grant

2019-08-16T19:37:04+00:00September 28th, 2018|Child abuse, Daily Reporter, Victims of Crime, Zoey's Place|

GREENFIELD — Hancock County has received a $25,000 grant to make its child advocacy center a reality. At the same time, those spearheading the project have announced a change in the proposed center’s name that aims to recognize and remember the victim of one of the county’s most notorious child neglect cases. The center —

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