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(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

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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