Rape

Rape survivor recognized for efforts in changing law

2018-04-11T18:38:14+00:00April 11th, 2018|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – A rape survivor set out to change the law regarding the statute of limitations and saw Jenny's Law come to fruition. Now her hometown is recognizing her efforts during National Crime Victims' Rights Week Jenny Wendt said a third date while she was in nursing school in central Indiana ended in her rape years [...]

Shirley man sentenced to 27 years for rape

2018-01-23T21:45:22+00:00January 18th, 2018|

By By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Daily Reporter A judge ordered Thursday a man convicted of rape to serve 27 years in an Indiana Department of Correction prison. Steven Grogan, 37, of Shirley, was found guilty of rape and battery at the conclusion of a three-day trial in December. Grogan’s is the first rape case to go before [...]

Indiana prosecutor ‘troubled’ over lack of rape convictions

2017-12-30T23:25:51+00:00June 29th, 2015|

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 [...]