Child Molestation

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School Bus Driver Accused Of Molesting 9-Year-Old Girl

A school bus driver was ordered held on a $100,000 bond Tuesday for allegedly fondling and kissing a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting over the weekend, the Sun-Times is reporting.


John Hays (Credit: Chicago Police)

Former Pastor Accused Of Molesting Boy For 6 Years

Chicago police said 57-year-old John Hays was arrested Thursday, charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Prosecutors said, when the abuse started, the victim was only 8 years old.


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Man Who Molested, Photographed 11 Kids Gets 50 Years In Prison

Truck driver Bobby Cruz, 34, of Des Plaines, committed sick acts that were “brazen beyond belief” when he photographed himself abusing the children ages 2 to 11, U.S. District Judge Robert Dow said during an emotionally raw hearing Tuesday.


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Mother Of Child Sex Abuse Victim Seeking New State Law

A Plainfield mother has taken up the fight to change what she sees as a loophole in the state’s child sex abuse laws, after her daughter’s experience with the justice system in Will County.


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Files Show Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades Of Child Sex Abuse

While disturbing stories of clergy sexual abuse have wrenched the Roman Catholic Church across the globe, the newly released documents offer the broadest look yet into how one of its largest and most prominent American dioceses responded to the scandal.



Hammond Man Charged With Molesting Child

Hammond man has been charged with three counts of Class C felony child molesting and with Class D felony dissemination of matter harmful for minors for allegedly showing a 10-year-old pornography and forcing sex with her.


Alejandro Flores, a former priest and convicted pedophile, was taken into custody by federal agents after his release from prison on Aug. 5, 2013. He was deported to Bolivia the next day. (Photo from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement)

Convicted Pedophile Priest Deported To Bolivia

In 2004, Alejandro Flores, a priest in the Diocese of Joliet, befriended a then-7-year-old boy while a seminarian at St. Mary’s Church in West Chicago, and had repeated sexual contact with him over a five-year period.



Trainer Accused Of Molesting Naperville Boy Faces New Charges

Two more criminal charges have been filed against a track and triathlon trainer accused of sexually molesting a west suburban Naperville boy over a two-year period.


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Man Accused Of Molesting Boy

An 18-year-old man from southwest suburban Plainfield is accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy for more than a year.


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Man Gets 35 Years For Molesting Girl, Creating Child Porn

A west suburban man is going to prison for 35 years, for sexually abusing a little girl he babysat and sharing the images online.



Ex-Minister Gets Jail For Molesting Naperville Girl

A former pastor and community college instructor was sentenced Friday to six months in DuPage County Jail for sexually molesting a girl from Naperville on numerous occasions in 2010.


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Philadelphia Sportswriter Accused Of Child Molestation

Baseball Hall of Fame sports columnist Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Daily News retired abruptly today after learning that he’s been accused of molesting underage girls decades ago.


Timothy Harte is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Man Admits Molesting 9-Year-Old Girl A Decade Ago

A north suburban man who admitted molesting a 9-year-old girl when they lived in the same house 10 years ago in Elgin was ordered held on $100,000 bond Thursday.


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Warrant Issued For Man Accused Of Molesting 6-Year-Old Girl

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Lockport man accused of molesting a 6-year-old family member, police said.


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Bond Raised For Teacher Accused Of Molesting 4 Girls

Bond was increased to $250,000 on Friday for a Round Lake Beach elementary school teacher accused of molesting four girls, after prosecutors told a Lake County judge there could be more victims.



Round Lake Beach Teacher Held On Sex Charges

A Round Lake Beach school teacher has been arrested for sexually assaulting four children under the age of 13.

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Man Accused Of Child Molestation Found Guilty Of Battery Instead

VALPARAISO, Ind. (STMW) – A tutor accused of child molesting was convicted Thursday night of a Class B misdemeanor count of battery. Jurors deliberated after the defense presented no testimony but relied on its rebuttal […]