The man accused of leaving a string of broken hearts and bad debt from the Pacific Coast to the Midwest will be making his home in jail for the next several months. A judge in South Bend sentenced the so-called “Internet Casanova” to 18 months behind bars. Marshall County native Raymond Holycross, 29, pleaded guilty to theft during a prior court appearance. Authorities say he pawned his live-in girlfriend’s $850 camera. The Mishawaka woman found a pawn slip and called the police. She then discovered the man she believed was a jet-setting reporter for “The Huffington Post” was an unemployed womanizer who reportedly made a habit of wooing and stealing from women. She told the judge she thinks he’ll return to his old habits once he’s out of jail. Since his arrest, women in seven states have come forward claiming to be victims of Holycross’s womanizing ways. He’s also wanted on a Howard County warrant stemming from the theft of a firearm from a woman he dated there. Holycross has been in jail since his arrest in February. He received a credit of 78 days worth of jail time.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.