Starke County Jury Finds Loftus, Jr. Guilty on Four out of Five Counts

John Loftus, Jr.

A jury found John Loftus, Jr. Guilty on four out of five charges against him in a trial this week in Starke Circuit Court. The jury deliberated nearly an hour-an-a-half. The trial lasted nearly two days.

Loftus, Jr. was found Guilty on the following charges: Domestic Battery with a Child Present, a Class D Felony; Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A Misdemeanor; Battery, a Class A Misdemeanor; and Battery, a Class B Misdemeanor. He was found Not Guilty on a charge of Attempted Robbery, a Class C Felony.

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John Loftus Jr. Trial Begins Today in Starke Circuit Court

John Loftus, Jr.

A jury trial will begin in Starke Circuit Court today. John Loftus Jr. was arrested on August 19th by the Starke County Police and the Prosecutor’s office has filed five charges against him for which he has plead not guilty. He is charged with Attempted Robbery, a Class C Felony; Domestic Battery with a Child Present, a Class D Felony; Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A Misdemeanor; Battery, a Class A Misdemeanor; and Battery, a Class B Misdemeanor.

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Gerald Broude Found Guilty on Four Counts of Child Molestation

Gerald Broude
Gerald Broude

A verdict has been declared in the Gerald Broude trial in Starke Circuit Court.

A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for 30 minutes and found Broude guilty on all four counts of child molestation.  Broude’s bond was revoked and Broude was ordered to be held without bond until his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. CT in Starke Circuit Court.