Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star

Marisa Kwiatkowski

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Marisa:

Shana Taylor case: Indianapolis Public Schools settles with student, administrators

The former counselor was accused of having sexual relationships with two students. IPS has been embroiled in controversy for years over its handling of the case. → Read More

The Indiana sex offender in 'Ashley's Story' is arrested on alleged parole violations

Earl "Butch" Kimmerling pleaded guilty in 2000 to four counts of child molesting. He was released from prison in 2016. → Read More

Ashley's Story: Scarred and abandoned, Ashley’s rage takes control

A whirlwind of self-destruction grips Ashley. Many step in, but a lack of understanding of trauma hampers progress. The best efforts are not sustained → Read More

Becoming a pawn in the culture war, Ashley hides her abuse from the world

Even as he is sexually abusing 8-year-old Ashley, her foster father speaks out against adoption by same sex couples. Officials let him keep the girl → Read More

Ashley's Story: Finding the freedom to fall — and to discover her destiny

Ashley moves to Atlanta, where the difficulty of telling her story is revealed. She faces herself in jail and dreams of helping other trauma survivors → Read More

Ashley's Story: The foster home seemed perfect. It held a dark secret.

Taken from her mother, Ashley enters a perfect-looking foster home. But it hides a secret. When a man wants to adopt, her abuser vows to fight. → Read More

Ashley's Story: Ashley reveals her abuse and loses everyone she loves

Ashley names her abuser. Family members plead his case. And the mother who fought to adopt her, . → Read More

Indiana dad gets eight years in prison for neglect of 'grossly malnourished' son who died

Lance Findley's son, Lamont, died Jan. 22, 2017, of malnutrition and dehydration due to child neglect. → Read More

Former USA Gymnastics head coach faces multiple misconduct allegations

At least four people came forward with allegations of misconduct against Sergio Galvez, former head coach of USA Gymnastics' national tumbling team. → Read More

'I really want a mom': 24-year-old asks former school resource officer to adopt her

Shay Roberson thought it might be too late for her to belong to a family. Then she asked Ginnie Wing to be her mom. → Read More

'I really want a mom': 24-year-old asks former school resource officer to adopt her

Shay Roberson-Wing, 24, was adopted in 2018 by her former school resource officer, Ginnie Wing, and Wing's husband Matt. The family posed for a photo. INDIANAPOLIS — Shay Roberson quickly typed the words into her phone. She knew she would never be able to say them out loud. "Can you think about adopting me one day?" she asked via text. "I really want a mom." The Indiana native's early dream of… → Read More

Zak Bagans' 'Demon House' the real story: 10 things to know about the Gary, Indiana case

Here are the answers to 10 frequently-asked questions about the real-life case that inspired the chilling tale. → Read More

'I really want a mom': 24-year-old asks former school resource officer to adopt her

Shay Roberson thought it might be too late for her to belong to a family. Then she asked Ginnie Wing to be her mom. → Read More

Judge grants USA Gymnastics' motions to employ consultants

The Indiana attorney general's office and others had objected to the consultancy agreements. → Read More

Indiana Attorney General: USA Gymnastics policy on sexual abuse falls short of law

The Indiana attorney general's office said USA Gymnastics' policy doesn't do enough to protect athletes and children from abuse. → Read More

Indiana AG: USA Gymnastics' policy for handling sex abuse allegations falls short of law

The Indiana attorney general's office said USA Gymnastics' policy doesn't do enough to protect athletes and children from abuse. → Read More

New Nassar report details USA Gymnastics chief’s cozy ties with IMPD, FBI officials

A new report cites failings of federal and local law enforcement officials in Indianapolis. → Read More

21-year-old arrested in murder case after walking into hospital with a gunshot wound

Indianapolis homicide detectives arrested Geovany Diaz on suspicion of murder and armed robbery. → Read More

Indianapolis man dies five days after being shot on city's east side

Trashawn Rose-McKinstry and another man were shot just after 4:20 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 3100 block of Acoma Drive in Indianapolis. → Read More

Indianapolis man dies five days after being shot on city's east side

Trashawn Rose-McKinstry and another man were shot just after 4:20 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 3100 block of Acoma Drive in Indianapolis. → Read More