Standing Tall Foundation Removes Statue Of Rev. John Smyth, Accused Of Sexual Abuse, From Maryville AcademyThe plot thickens with a remarkable whodunnit. Our mystery doesn’t involve a human victim though, but a statue.
Statue Of Disgraced Rev. John Smyth Gone From Maryville Academy, But No One Is Saying Where It WentThe bronze statue came to symbolize pain for grown men who have accused Smyth of sexually abusing them when they were children.
R. Kelly's Federal Trial In Chicago Scheduled For Next AprilU.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber scheduled Kelly's trial to begin April 27, 2020. The trial is expected to last about three weeks.
Longtime R. Kelly Friend Says Singer Is 'Falsely Accused' Of Sex Crimes; 'He's Like God's Gift'“It’s very hard to see a man that’s been painted as a monster that I’ve never seen in 22 years. I’ve never seen none of this,” Kelly's longtime friend Dana Jackson said.
R. Kelly Wants Federal Judge To Reconsider Denying Him Bond On Child Pornography, Obstruction ChargesCalling the latest allegations against Kelly “as stale as old gym socks,” his defense team has argued he is not a flight risk, and not a danger to the public, and deserves to be granted bail.
Sex Offender Gets 5 Years For Exposing Himself, Abusing Children At Elgin PoolA man will be spending five years in prison after exposing himself and sexually abusing children at a public swimming pool in Elgin.
Former Army Specialist Gets 75 Years In Prison For Sexual AbuseA former Army specialist was sentenced to 75 years in prison Thursday for the sexual assault of a young female relative.
Batavia School Bus Aide Charged With Sexual Abuse On BusAnother child heard the victim talk about the incident and told her parents, who contacted school officials, prosecutors say. 
Judge Postpones Issue Of Increasing Kelly's Bond Because He Was A No Show In CourtProsecutors are asking for an increase in Kelly's bond, but in court Thursday morning prosecutors said Kelly, who is currently in the custody of United States Marshals, "refused transport" to court.
Former Junior High Coach Cara Labus, Charged With Sexual Abuse, Expected In CourtA former junior high basketball coach charged with sexually abusing two students is expected back in criminal court Monday. 
Archdiocese Probes 45-Year-Old Sex Abuse Claim Against Fr. George Clements, Renowned Chicago PriestThe Rev. George Clements, one of the most celebrated priests in Chicago history, was asked to step aside from ministry Thursday amid a sexual abuse allegation dating back 45 years.
R. Kelly To Be Transferred From Chicago To New York To Face Racketeering Charges Next MonthR. Kelly will be transferred from the federal lockup in downtown Chicago to New York, to face arraignment next month in a racketeering case accusing him of regularly recruiting women and girls at his concerts and sexually assaulting them.
No Bond For R. Kelly, Will Remain In Federal Custody On Sex Crime Charges
R. Kelly Charges: Singer Faces Two Federal Indictments: Child Porn, Enticement, And Obstruction Charges In Chicago; Sex Trafficking Case In New YorkR. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday night on 13 new federal charges including child pornography and obstruction of justice.
Illinois Court Upholds Dismissal Of Suit Against HastertThe unnamed accuser says Hastert abused him when he stopped to use a bathroom at a Yorkville building outside Chicago. He says Hastert warned him not to go to police.