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Lawsuit: Burbank Basketball Coach Molested Boy During 1980s

A 40-year-old man has taken the southwest suburban Burbank park district to court, charging he was sexually abused during the 1980s.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

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)

Student Sues School District Over Sexually Abusive Former Band Teacher

A former student of a band teacher convicted of sexual abuse is now suing the West Aurora School District.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

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

Carnival Worker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Toddlers

For the second time in as many weeks, a carnival worker stands charged with sexually assaulting small children.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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Joliet Diocese: Bishop Can’t Be Removed From Ministry Despite Having Molested Boy

The Roman Catholic bishop in Joliet is allowing an accused predator priest to return to limited ministry, and advocates for priest sex abuse victims are livid over the decision.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

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DuPage County Trainer Accused Of Molesting Teenage Boy

A DuPage County health club trainer is out of jail on bond, after being charged with sexually molesting a teenage boy.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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Naperville Man Could Get Life For Molesting Girls Who Lost Mother To Murder

A Naperville man could be sentenced to life in prison after his conviction for sexually assaulting two young sisters who were sent to live with him after their mother was murdered.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

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Traveling Salesman Accused Of Molesting Girls, 10 And 11, In Hotel Pool

Authorities say a traveling salesman from Georgia lied and said he was a lifeguard, all so he could molest two young girls and a grown woman in the middle of a hotel swimming pool near O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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Former Buddhist Priest Returned To Chicago To Face Sex Abuse Charges

A former Buddhist priest from the southwest suburbs has been brought back to the Chicago area to face charges he sexually assaulted a teenage girl.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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Is ‘Zero Tolerance’ Charter On Priest Sex Abuse Working, 10 Years Later?

Ten years ago in Dallas, American Catholic bishops responded to an exploding priest sex abuse scandal with a “zero tolerance” charter. Now, there are some that see the charter as a success, and some who do not.

WBBM Newsradio–06/11/2012

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Former Suburban Buddhist Priest Arrested For Alleged Sex Abuse

A Buddhist priest who once lived and worked in the southwest suburbs has been arrested on sexual assault charges.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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Man Claims Now-Dead Priest Molested Him As Altar Boy Decades Ago

The Chicago Catholic Archdiocese is facing another priest sex abuse lawsuit, involving a now-dead priest who allegedly molested a boy nearly 30 years ago.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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Teddy Bears In Daley Plaza To Draw Awareness For Sex Abuse Victims

Daley Plaza will resemble a child’s bedroom Monday, in an effort to draw awareness for the victims of child sexual abuse.

WBBM Newsradio–04/30/2012

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Iowa Man, Wanted For Sex Abuse Of Own Kids, Caught In Chicago

An Iowa man is back in custody, after being captured in Chicago following a nationwide manhunt on charges that he tried to sexually assault at least one of his own children.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

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Soccer, Tae Kwon Do Instructor Accused Of Molesting 2 Boys

Bond was set Thursday at $1 million for a 35-year-old Cicero soccer and Tae Kwon Do instructor accused of sexual misconduct with two boys.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2012

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Man Gets Nine Years For Sexually Abusing Young Girl

A southwest suburban man who admitted in court Tuesday that he molested a young girl in 2006 was sentenced to nine years in prison.

03/27/2012

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)

Former Band Director Unapologetic At Sex Abuse Sentencing

In what will likely be his final public performance, Steve Orland was defiant and unapologetic. On Friday, the former West Aurora High School band director pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two band students, then read a lengthy statement that praised his own accomplishments and ignored his two victims.

03/11/2012

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Man Gets 35 Years For Molesting Girl, Creating Child Porn

A west suburban man is going to prison for 35 years, for sexually abusing a little girl he babysat and sharing the images online.

02/16/2012

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3 Teens Charged With Sex Abuse Of Lincoln Park High Student

Three teenage boys stand accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl to perform a sex act on them in a stairwell at Lincoln Park High School.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

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SNAP President: New Vatican Guidelines Not Likely To Stop Priest Sex Abuse

The worldwide priest sex abuse scandal is the focus of a gathering of hundreds of Catholic bishops and priests in Rome this week. But the president of the Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests calls it a PR maneuver.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

Steven E. Reynolds (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Carl Sandburg Substitute Teacher Accused Of Abusing Student

A teacher and coach at a high school in Orland Park was being being held on $250,000 bond Tuesday morning, on charges he sexually abused a student.

02/07/2012

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