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Robert Theodore

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/07/2013

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

Sexual Abuse

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

Prison fence

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

Stephen Orland (Kane County State's Attorney)

Police Reports Raise Questions About Probe Of Convicted Band Teacher

Officials at West Aurora High School, already under fire for not stopping a sexual predator, now are being accused of trying to cover up the whole mess.

CBS 2–10/02/2012

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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

Robert Theodore

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

Handcuffs

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

Camnong Bual Ubol (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

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

Teddy Bears

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

James Julius Beaudrie

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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