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Rick Brunson (Credit: Vernon Hills Police)

Ex-Bull Brunson Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges

Former Chicago Bulls player and coach Rick Brunson is denying charges that he sexually assaulted a masseuse at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.

07/31/2014

Rick Brunson (Credit: Vernon Hills Police)

Police: Ex-Bull Brunson Used Fake Name To Book Masseuse Before Assault

After a masseuse told Rick Brunson to stop requesting her services, the former Chicago Bulls player and coach used the name “Patrick Ewing” to book her for another appointment, according to the police report obtained Tuesday.

07/09/2014

Denilson Martinez-Rodriguez (Credit: Lake County Forest Preserve police)

Suspect Arrested In Libertyville Jogging Trail Attack

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for trying to sexually assault a woman on a jogging path in a Lake County forest preserve earlier this month.

06/24/2014

Rev. Michael O'Connell received a warm welcome at St. Alphonsus Church after a sheriff's investigation found insufficient evidence to prosecute him on allegations he molested a boy 20 years ago. (Credit: CBS)

Priest Returns To Lakeview Church After Police Find Abuse Allegations Unsupported

Father Michael O’Connell returned to face his parishioners at St. Alphonsus in Lakeview. They gave him a standing ovation, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

04/17/2014

Charles S. Dehaan (Des Plaines Police)

Police: Doctor Fondled Handicapped Woman During Home Visits

Charles S. Dehaan, 59, was charged Friday with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a physically handicapped person, both felonies.

03/21/2014

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Former Woodridge Trainer Gets Four Years For Abusing Young Athlete

A former Lifetime Fitness trainer convicted of sexually abusing a teenage athlete was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday.

02/05/2014

Matthew J. Harder (Lake County Sheriff)

Lake Villa Youth Group Leader Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Girls

The investigation began Jan. 25 after two girls told the church that Matthew Harder had sexual contact with each of them while driving them home from church on separate occasions, police claim.

01/31/2014

Ben Davidson (Credit: Lake Forest Police)

Lake Forest High School Worker Charged With Sex Acts

An employee at Lake Forest High School has been charged with having illegal sexual relationships with two female students, police said Friday.

06/07/2013

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

No Charges For West Aurora School Officials In Probe Of Sex Abuse Case

McMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.

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Church Volunteer Charged With Fondling Boy In Special Needs Class

A 19-year-old man who volunteered for a program assisting children with special needs at a northwest suburban megachurch has been charged with sexually abusing one of those children.

05/14/2013

Elpidio "Juan" Contreras (Chicago Police Department)

Spanish TV Personality Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl

Juan Contreras inappropriately touched the now 11-year-old girl while giving her voice lessons at his office in the 2000 block of North Cicero Avenue, prosecutor Heather Kent said.

05/09/2013

Wilfredo Elias (Credit: Cook County State's Attorney)

Carny Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Toddlers

A Chicago man who worked with a traveling carnival was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two toddlers in attacks he recorded on video.

05/08/2013

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Joliet Diocese Releases Personnel Files On Priest Abusers

The Diocese of Joliet has lifted a protective order on personnel files of 15 priests as part of a settlement in a sexual abuse case announced Tuesday.

03/13/2013

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Frankfort Pediatrician Facing 10 Counts Of Sex Abuse, Five Counts Of Battery

A southwest suburban Frankfort pediatrician turned himself in to authorities Friday after being charged with 10 felony counts of criminal sexual abuse and five misdemeanor counts of battery.

02/17/2013

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Naperville Man Sues Fitness Club Over Alleged Sex Abuse By Trainer

A 22-year-old man from Naperville has filed a lawsuit against Lifetime Fitness Clubs, alleging he was sexually abused by a trainer, starting when he was 16.

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Gov. Pat Quinn (left) stands with Erin Merryn (right), who was abused by a neighbor and by a cousin, and has been campaigning for years for states to adopt "Erin's Law," requiring schools to have age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse prevention and awareness programs. Quinn signed Illinois' version of Erin's Law on Jan. 24, 2013, to take effect next school year. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Law To Educate Students About Abuse

Erin Merryn is convinced she would have spoken out much earlier if she had been taught at a young age about the threat of sexual abuse. Instead, she endured abuse at the hands of a neighbor and older cousin for years before seeking help.

01/24/2013

Brian Thurman (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Sheriff’s Police Want To Know If Suspect Victimized Other Girls

A west suburban man is behind bars Thursday, charged with having a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old girl, and police believe he may have had contact with other young girls.

01/17/2013

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Plaintiffs Claim CPS Administrator Molested Them Years Ago

A dean at Foreman High School is under investigation for a past child abuse conviction and claims of sexual abuse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked to one victim.

11/01/2012

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Barrington Middle School Students Suspended Over Sex Abuse On Bus

Two students at a northwest suburban middle school have been suspended after the district investigated a series of alleged sexual abuse incidents that took place earlier this month on a school bus, Pioneer Press is reporting.

10/30/2012

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Former Youth Coach Going To Prison On Sex Charges

A former local youth soccer coach is heading to prison after pleading guilty Monday to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of aggravated child pornography.

10/16/2012

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