The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lakeview neighborhood agreed to step aside from day-to-day responsibilities amid an allegation he had sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago while working at an Orland Park parish.
A west suburban woman had three sexual encounters with a male juvenile who was in custody at the Illinois Youth Center where she worked as a contractor, the Beacon-News is reporting.
A Cook County corrections officer is being held on $50,000 bail this morning.
Fifteen men who say they were molested as children by a Boy Scout leader in the southwest suburbs, filed a lawsuit in Chicago today against the Scouts.
An internal police inquiry into Justice police officer Carmen Scardine, accused in a federal lawsuit of forcing a woman to perform oral sex in his squad car, found that he broke department policy, abused his police powers, lied about the incident and may have violated the law, according to documents.
The lawyer for six men who accused a prominent Jesuit priest of sexually abusing them as children, said the approximately $3 million settlement for each victim is a small measure of justice in the case.
Videos discovered while police searched the home of a southwest suburban man accused of having child porn led to additional charges of sexual abuse and assault of a child, the Joliet Herald-News is reporting.
A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is writing Pope Francis asking for a meeting to discuss how to stop and prevent current and future child sex crimes and cover ups.
A third woman filed a lawsuit this week alleging a Frankfort pediatrician fondled her and asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life during office visits.
Former Chicago priest Daniel McCormack faces a new challenge on Monday
The pastor at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Evergreen Park has resigned, and the Archdiocese of Chicago has removed him from public ministry.
The Diocese of Joliet says it is likely that a priest in the diocese engaged in the sexual abuse of a minor more than two decades ago. While the diocese looks further into the allegation, the priest has been placed on administrative leave.
New allegations of sexual abuse are being directed at a former Joliet priest already accused of molesting numerous young boys back in the 1970s.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts at his child sex abuse trial.
A far southwest suburban man pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl, four years after a jury found him not guilty of the same crime.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach accused of sexually abusing young boys, insists he is innocent of the charges against him but concedes he “shouldn’t have showered with those kids.”
A west suburban man charged with molesting four children 13 and younger was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the attacks on Friday.
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is denouncing plans by Roman Catholic bishops to update sex abuse guidelines, saying the update is nothing more than a public relations move.
A Will County jury took about an hour Friday to convict a Florida man for having sex with a disabled 13-year-old southwest suburban Frankfort girl after he seduced her by cell phone.
A south suburban boys basketball coach was released on bail Wednesday after being charged with fondling a teenage boy multiple times in 2010.