HOMEWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — A south suburban man has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl – six years after the girl reported the crime.
Christopher Young, 52, of Flossmoor, stood charged Wednesday with aggravated kidnapping and predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to Homewood police.
On Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, around 1:55 a.m., Flossmoor police were called for a found child in the 1300 block of Bunker Avenue in Flossmoor.
According to a proffer from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, the girl told police that a man came into her home on Hood Avenue in Homewood while she was sleeping, picked her up, took her to his car, and then drove her to another house sometime between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and 2:04 a.m. Dec. 28.
The girl was able to describe the bedroom of the house and the furniture in the living room there, the proffer said.
Afterward, the girl said the man put her back in his car and dropped her off on Bunker Avenue in Flossmoor, the proffer said.
The girl’s parents told police she had been sleeping in the living room that night because repairs were going on in her bedroom, and said the girl was not known to walk out of the house at night. Meanwhile, there were marks on the front door of the girl’s family’s house indicating that it had been pried open, the proffer said.
Meanwhile, the girl was then taken to a hospital for an external examination and the collection of a sexual assault kit. In June 2014, Homewood police received a report from Illinois State Police that they did find seminal DNA on the girl’s body and clothes, the proffer said.
But the DNA did not match anyone in state police records.
However, it turned out that the DNA found with the girl matched recovered DNA from another sexual assault incident in Flossmoor five years earlier, on Dec. 28, 2008, the proffer said.
An investigation of both incidents led to Young, the proffer said. Meanwhile, a computer search confirmed that residents of two houses near Young’s had taken out orders of protection against him, the proffer said.
Young’s home on Bob O Link Road in Flossmoor is also the same area that was described by the 6-year-old girl about where she was taken in the car, prosecutors said.
Police took garbage from Young’s house and submitted it to the state police Crime Lab, prosecutors said. The DNA profile was consistent with the seminal DNA found with the girl, prosecutors said.
Police then obtained a search warrant to take DNA swab directly from Young, and on Nov. 21, the girl, now 12, identified him in a photo array as her assailant, prosecutors said.
Young was arrested by Homewood police detectives on Monday.
Bond for Young was set at $200,000 at the Markham Courthouse on Wednesday, Homewood police said.