VALPARAISO (AP) — A former prosecutor and town councilman has been sentenced
to one year in jail for sexually assaulting a woman who was confined to a
Michael B. Haughee was found guilty Jan. 25 of sexual battery, criminal
confinement and interference with the reporting of a crime.
Porter County Judge Mary Harper handed down the sentence Thursday.
Haughee is a former Lake County prosecutor and Hebron councilman. When his
sentence is complete, he will have to register as a sex offender.
Haughee maintained his innocence in court. He said the jury was tired and
confused when it reached its verdict.