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Jail for Child Snatcher Turned Groper

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man who snatched a girl from her bedroom window years ago was sentenced for another sex related crime today.  Kristopher Gliva was given 18 months in the La Porte County Jail. 


Several weeks ago, a La Porte Circuit Court jury found him guilty of sexual battery.  The charge stems from Gliva groping a woman two years ago at Walmart in La Porte.  Gliva, 33, is still awaiting trial on other similar charges.  In those cases, he allegedly groped women at Walmart, Kroger and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, according to court documents. 


In 2006, Gliva was given a 14-year prison sentence.  He entered the girl’s bedroom through her window on Bond Street then carried her out the same window.  According to authorities, he laid her on the ground and removed her underpants then fled when a neighbor’s dog began barking.

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