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Darrell J. Stephenson

Alleged Molester Soccer Coach Hit With More Charges

Serious legal trouble has been compounded for a Will County soccer coach already charged with molesting a 12-year-old boy.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Darrell J. Stephenson

Cops: Soccer Coach Allegedly Abused Child, May Have Other Victims

A southwest suburban soccer coach was ordered held on $750,000 bond Saturday charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy, following a week-long investigation by the Will County Sheriff’s office.


Donald McGuire

Are Jesuits Liable For Sexually Abusive Priest?

A Cook County judge will decide in a couple weeks whether the jury in a civil suit against the Jesuits over the sexual misdeeds of one of their own can impose punitive damages.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Elisa Martinelli

Former Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assault At Christian School

Authorities have charged a suburban woman with sexually assaulting four students – three girls and a boy – when she was working at a Christian school on the city’s West Side more than a decade ago.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Michael Cardamone

New Abuse Charges Against Former Aurora Gymnastics Coach

A former Aurora gymnastics coach, who was cleared of sexual assault charges in 2008, is now facing new charges.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Wadsworth Man Gets 26 Years For Abusing Two Boys

A north suburban Wadsworth man is going to prison for 26 years for committing a crime he said haunts him

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

Basketball finger spin (Photo credit: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

Boys Basketball Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse

Crete-Monee High School boys basketball coach Matt Ryndak was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly fondling a teenage boy four times in 2010.


Andrew Wojtas (Credit: Elgin Police)

High School Hall Monitor Accused Of Having Sex With Student

A 23-year-old Elgin man charged this week with sexual abuse of a student was a hall monitor at Larkin High School.


Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Study Analyzes Causes Of Priest Sex Abuse

A new study out today analyzes the causes of the priest sex abuse scandal, which has left a cloud over the Roman Catholic Church for the past decade.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

Daniel McCormack

Vatican Faces Lawsuit Over Sexual Abuse By Chicago Priest

A lawsuit is expected to be filed today against the Roman Catholic Church – specifically, the Vatican – over a former priest who molested young boys on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Michael Cardamone

Judge Sets Date For Second Cardamone Trial

If there’s going to be a second sexual abuse trial for Michael Cardamone, it will not take place until at least March 2012.


John Garcines (Photo Credit: Bloomingdale Police)

Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl

A man was ordered held on $350,000 bond after being charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in her home.


Craig Mrazek

Man Pleads Guilty To Molesting Girl For Nine Years

A man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after admitting he had molested a female relative for nine years.


Cook County Jail

Cook County Has New Policy For Transgender Inmates

Transgender inmates at Cook County Jail can now be housed, dressed and searched according to their gender identity rather than their sex at birth, under a new policy.


Donald McGuire

New Claims In Case Of Sexually Abusive Priest

New allegations are being made in connection with one of the many sex abuse cases against the Rev. Donald McGuire, a Roman Catholic priest who is now serving a 25-year prison sentence.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Accused Former Gary Priest Files For Bankruptcy

A former Diocese of Gary, Ind., priest, who has been accused of molesting boys in a handful of civil lawsuits, filed for bankruptcy last month.


Jose Alberto Quiroz, Felicia Michelle Chavez

Man, Relative Charged After Girl’s Disappearance

A 27-year-old Chicago man and a relative of a runaway from Schaumburg are now charged with sex crimes and obstructing a police investigation.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Deborah Cox

Teacher’s Aide Accused Of Sex With Student

A 58-year-old teacher’s aide from Naperville has been arrested for an alleged sexual relationship with a male student.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011


Man, 21, Charged With Sex Abuse Of Teen

An underage drinking party at a north suburban Glenview hotel Feb. 27 resulted in charges against a 21-year-old Niles man, who police said had sexual contact there with a teenage girl.


Raymond Kvacik

Man, 74, Accused Of Spiking Juice, Sexual Abuse

A 74-year-old Elgin man has been charged with putting sleeping pills into his female home health caretakers’ fruit juice, and sexually abusing one of them afterward.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011