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Convicted Sex Offender Charged With Sexual Assault Of 6-Year-Old In Stickney

A 60-year-old man who’s already spent time in prison for sexual abuse is back behind bars Tuesday after being charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old outside his west suburban home.


Vicente Hernandez  (Credit: State Sex Offender List)

Sex Offender From Summit Missing

Police in Summit are looking for a registered sex offender who is now missing.


Judex Colon (Chicago Police Department)

Prosecutors: Sex Offender Fondled Girl On Bus Ride Home After Registering With Police

Judex Colon is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13, a Class X felony, prosecutors said.


Scott Baudin (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Sexual Predator Gets 10 Years For Viewing Child Porn At Library

Scott Baudin, 59, went to the Bloomingdale Public Library on the morning of April 18, 2013, prosecutors said. A library employee noticed what appeared to be child porn on the computer terminal Baudin was using, and library officials contacted police.


Eric Thor Hakala (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Bond Reduced, But Child Porn Suspect Still In Jail

Prosecutors allege 37-year-old Eric Hakala posed as a St. Charles East student on a fictitious Facebook account to contact minors in Batavia, Oswego and Naperville, engage in sexually explicit conversations and trade photos.


Former Boy Scout leader Thomas Hacker (left) and former priest Norbert Maday (right) are accused of molesting boys at an Oak Lawn church in the 1970s. Both men have been convicted of other cases of sexual assault of children. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

Suit Accuses Former Priest, Ex-Scout Leader Of Molesting Boys

It didn’t take long for the Chicago Archdiocese’s release of confidential files on pedophile priests to lead to a new lawsuit, this one accusing a former priest and a former boy scout leader of molesting boys at the same church in the 1970s.


Keith Carnes (Illinois Sex Offender Registry)

Sex Offender Caught Giving Out Halloween Candy: Prosecutors

Keith Carnes, 61, was charged with violation of the sex offender registration act.


Kurt Serzen (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Repeat Sex Offender Gets 60 Years For 1996 Rape

Ripping repeat sex offender Kurt Serzen as “every woman’s nightmare,” DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman sentenced the Hanover Park man to 60 years in prison for a 1996 rape that went unsolved for years.


Jean Juste (Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Driver Of Special-Needs Students Did Not Disclose He Was A Sex Offender

Jean Juste, 57, of Skokie, was charged with making a false application or affidavit and presence in a school zone by a child sex offender, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. He was ordered held on a $300,000 bond.


Joseph O'Brien, 36, was arrested after loitering near a children's play area in a restaurant, police say. (Cook County Sheriff)

Sex Offender Caught Loitering In Children’s Play Area At McDonald’s: Sheriff

Investigators learned Joseph O’Brien is a registered sex offender – classified as a “sexual predator” – who had been staying at a motel near the restaurant and not at his registered address in Maine Township.


Thad Sugay (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Naperville Man Gets 15 Years For Sex With Young Girl

A Naperville man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting he had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13.


Michael Dichtl

Onetime Sex Offender Accused Of Trespassing At College To Shower

A onetime youth coordinator who was charged with sex crimes nearly 30 years ago now stands accused of trespassing at North Central College in Naperville and using the showers.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

Jeffrey Jewitt (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Pedophile Convicted Of Child Abduction Attempt

A registered sex offender was convicted this week of trying to abduct a 12-year-old boy near a west suburban country club twice in 2011.



Man Sentenced To Jail For Possessing Child Pornography

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in DuPage County Jail for possessing child pornography, in a case cracked last year by Wheaton police and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.


Paul LaDuke, 75, is charged with masturbating in class while teaching at Schaumburg Christian School on Nov. 11, 2011. (Credit: Schaumburg Police)

Teacher Admits To Fondling Himself In Class

A former teacher at a northwest suburban Christian school has pleaded guilty to fondling himself during class.



Former Aurora Teacher Admits To Sexually Assaulting Student

A former teacher at Metea Valley High School in Aurora has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Computer Generic (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Naperville Man Gets Probation For Possessing Child Pornography

A Naperville man is sentenced to three years probation and must register for life as a sex offender after being convicted of possessing child pornography on his home computer.



Man Who Threatened To Cut Off Women’s Toes Faces More Charges

A south suburban man described as a savvy sex offender is in a lot of trouble.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Teen Gets Three Years For Tying Naked Teen To Chair

At the age of 17, April Kuchta has been sentenced to three years in adult prison for tying a teen boy to a chair naked against his will.


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Feds: Man Had Unwanted Sexual Contact With Airline Passenger

A registered sex offender facing federal charges of having sexual contact with a sleeping passenger on an airliner was in the U.S. on an expired visa, according to investigators.