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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 [...]

Teen Sexting on the Rise

2018-01-23T23:13:11+00:00November 30th, 2017|

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 [...]

Coleman Sentenced to 83 Years for Murder

2018-01-23T21:43:00+00:00April 10th, 2017|

 Update (April 10, 2017) -- Damian Coleman was sentenced to 83 years. Update (Feb. 14, 2017) -- Shawn Hammons was sentenced to 39.5 years with 20 years to be served in the Department of Correction and 19.5 years suspended. He'll spend five years on probation. Hammons pleaded guilty to dealing cocaine, being a habitual offender and [...]

Woman sentenced in murder of Indianapolis woman who was found in cornfield

2017-12-30T23:23:02+00:00August 10th, 2015|

UPDATE (September 2, 2015)– Amanda Gonzales was sentenced to 60 years in the Indiana Department of Correction. GREENFIELD, Ind. (August 10, 2015)– A woman charged in the murder of another woman whose body was found in a Hancock County cornfield was found guilty Monday. Amanda Gonzales was found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. She will be sentenced [...]

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 [...]