LOGANSPORT MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED RAPE AND CHILD EXPLOITATION
LOGANSPORT – Noah Schafer, the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that Laadis Orlando Saavedra, 65, of Logansport was found guilty of Attempted Rape, Child Exploitation, Vicarious Sexual Gratification, and Sexual Battery after a jury trial which concluded Tuesday in Cass County Circuit Court with Judge Stephen Roger Kitts, II presiding. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Tom Lupke presented the case for the State.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Logansport Police Department. Jurors heard evidence that the defendant bribed a minor relative to send graphic sexual images of herself to the defendant from Guatemala, and then attempted to force himself on her when she came to Logansport to live with him.
Saavedra is now set for sentencing on this matter on July 15, 2021. He faces over 25 years in prison.