sexual abuse

Lindsay P. Anderson (Kane County State's Attorney's Office)

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.

05/18/2015

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.

03/13/2015

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.

01/28/2015

Cara Labus (Orland Park Police)

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.

01/23/2015

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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.

01/23/2015

Jian Feng (Chicago Police Department)

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.

01/17/2015

(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.

10/15/2014

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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.

10/13/2014

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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.

10/12/2014

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.

10/05/2014

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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

10/03/2014

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.

08/04/2014

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

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