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Jesus Sanchez. (Credit: Dolton Police)

Thornwood High School Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

A teacher at Thornwood High School has been charged with sexually abusing one of his former students.



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.


Pam Zekman confronts a former CPS teacher accused of having inappropriate contact with a student. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Predatory Teachers Slip Through The Cracks

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports offenders may lose their city job but still keep their state teaching license because of a regulatory breakdown.


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Two More Men Sue Archdiocese, Claiming Sex Abuse By McCormack

Two men are claiming in a lawsuit filed Thursday that they were abused by convicted child molester and former priest Daniel McCormack while on a basketball team he coached.


Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois attends the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hastert is the longest serving Republican speaker, holding the post  from 1999-2007.  (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hastert Arraignment Creates Media Frenzy At Federal Courthouse

A swarm of local and national media has descended on the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in the Loop, as former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert prepares to appear before a judge to enter his plea to charges tied to apparent hush money payments to cover up sexual abuse allegations.


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Woman Sues CPS, Claims Kindergartener Son Sexually Abused By Classmate

A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education, claiming school officials failed to protect her son, after learning the kindergartener was being sexually abused by a classmate.


The sister of former Yorkville High School wrestling team equipment manager Stephen Reinboldt (left)  has said her brother, who died in 1995, told her wrestling coach Dennis Hastert sexually abused him throughout high school. Hastert, who later rose to be U.S. Speaker of the House, has been indicted for allegedly trying to cover up apparent hush money payments to an acquaintance in Yorkville, to cover up allegations of sex abuse. (Yearbook photos)

Woman Says Hastert Sexually Abused Her Brother

Jolene Burdge of Billings, Montana, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the FBI interviewed her in mid-May about Hastert. She said her brother told her before he died in 1995 that his first homosexual contact was with Hastert and that the relationship lasted through all of his high school years.


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CPS Employee Charged With Sexual Abuse

(STMW) — A 53-year-old CPS employee has been charged with criminal sexual abuse for allegedly touching a teenage boy he offered to drive home, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. On Feb. 15, the student was […]


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Former School Employee Accused Of Having Sex With Teen: Prosecutors

Prosecutors allege that between April 1, 2015, and May 8, 2015, Lindsay P. Anderson, an employee of Carpentersville Middle School, had sexual contact with the victim, who she knew was younger than 18 at the time.


Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Defense: Ex-Lawmaker Was Sexually Abused As A Chld

Thursday’s filing asks a federal judge to impose the minimum prison sentence on former state Rep. Keith Farnham. The Elgin Democrat faces between five and 20 years for transporting child pornography. Sentencing is scheduled for March 19.


Jeffrey Morowczynski. (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Ex Orland Park Teacher, Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Former Student

Another former teacher in the Orland Park schools has been accused of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the second in less than a week.


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Prosecutors: Junior High Teacher Sexually Abused Two Former Students

Cara Labus met the victims while she was a teacher and basketball coach at Jerling Junior High School in Orland Park, prosecutors claim.


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Lawsuits Allege Abuse At West Side Presbyterian Ministries

Two separate lawsuits filed by seven men allege a series of sexual abuses against adolescent boys by a Presbyterian pastor from the early 1980s through the late ’90s at ministries in the Austin and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods.


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Preschool Worker Charged With Molesting Two Children

Jian Feng is accused of inappropriately touching two 3-year-old girls on multiple occasions while they were in his care, Chicago police said.


(L-R) Lukasz ‘Dr Luke’ Gottwald (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) | Singer Kesha (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.


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Suit: Two Camp Counselors Sexually Abused Boy In Markham

Two counselors sexually abused a boy in June 2013 during a summer camp hosted by the south suburban Markham Park District, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.


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Teen Charged In Sauganash Park Assault

A 17-year-old has been charged with sex abuse after an incident in Sauganash Park earlier this month, according to Chicago Police.


Police sketch of a man wanted for criminal sexual abuse Wednesday on the Northwest Side. | photo from Chicago Police

Police: Man Fondled Female, Slapped Her Buttocks On Northwest Side Street

Police are searching for a man who sexually abused a female on a Forest Glen neighborhood sidewalk Wednesday morning on the Northwest Side.


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Police: Man Groped Woman In Forest Glen

The victim was walking east in the 4300 block of West Peterson Avenue, when the man walked up behind her and slapped her on the buttocks, police said. The man then ran away, but as the female proceeded to walk back west, he came back and fondled her genital and breast areas


Monroe Akins (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Suspect Charged In Series Of South Suburban Sex Assaults

Monroe Akins, of Steger, has been charged in a string of assaults between March and June in Park Forest, Forest Park, and Richton Park. He allegedly abused six different women and teens beginning in mid-March.