Porter County Courts
September 12, 2012 4:38PM
Updated: September 12, 2012 11:30PM
Convicted molester faces new charges
Newspaper reports of a Westville man convicted of child molesting in April have lead to new charges that he molested another boy.
After reading an account of Randall S. York, 32, being convicted of Class C felony child molesting on April 27, a boy younger than 14 told his mother that York also tried to take sexual liberties with him when he stayed overnight at York’s parents’ home in summer 2010.
The boy’s mother thought the boy was at his friend’s home, the victim in the case York was convicted of.
York faces up to eight years in prison on Class C felony child molesting and has also been charged with two Class D felonies, performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor and child solicitation.
D felonies carry sentences of up to three years each.
York’s currently in prison serving his April sentence of two years in prison, a year on home detention and five years probation.
Group home burglary, theft charges
A Lake Station woman allegedly broke into an Opportunity Enterprises group home in Porter County and stole $100 and three residents’ debit cards, which she used to take another $420 from ATMs on June 5.
Kimberly Jo Gonzalez, 46, faces up to 20 years in prison on Class B felony burglary and up to three years in prison on each of three counts of Class D felony theft.
Gonzalez apparently used to work at the home and called to tell someone there she was with a carpet cleaner coming to work there and that the back door should be left open.
She knew where to find the debit cards and ledgers with PINs so she could use them.
Police identified her from video at the ATM she used, and she told them she needed the money to pay back a friend.