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Lake County, IL, Coroner Deputy Charged with Sexual Abuse of Minor

Lake County, IL, prosecutors have confirmed that a senior deputy for the Lake County coroner’s office has been charged with offenses related to the sexual abuse of a teenage girl. The accused, 42 year old Robert Barrett of Lindenhurst, IL, has been accused of repeated molestation of a teenage girl…

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Lake Zurich High School Teacher Charged with Childhood Sexual Abuse

A Lake Zurich high school drama teacher was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse earlier this week following allegations that the teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a student. The teacher, Ronald D. Culver of Inverness, IL, resigned his position at Lake Zurich High School and turned himself into authorities…

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Rockford, IL, Sunday School Teacher and Church Trustee Charged with Sexual Abuse

A Rockford, IL, youth pastor was formally charged with more than twenty counts of sexual abuse earlier this week after two alleged victims came forward. The accused, 54 year old Terry Carlson of Rockford, IL, held a number of titles and responsibilities with Kishwaukee Baptist Chuch in Rockford, IL. He…

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Study Finds Rampant Sexual Abuse in Chicago Area Psychiatric Hospitals

A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered at least eighteen case of reported rape or childhood sexual abuse at Chicago area psychiatric hospitals and facilities since July of 2008. The study determined that the alarmingly high number of abuse cases was due in part to facility failure in properly supervising patients…

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Chicago Priest Sentenced to Four Years for Sexual Abuse of Child

A suburban Chicago priest was sentenced to four years in prison by a Kane County judge last week for the sexual abuse of a minor boy. The Roman Catholic priest, Alejandro Flores, had previously attempted suicide as allegations that the priest had engaged in inappropriate sexual contact were heating up.…

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Chicago Ridge Village Secretary Accused of Childhood Sexual Abuse

A longtime Chicago Ridge village secretary and mother of three has been accused of using alcohol and marijuana to manipulate teenagers into engaging in sexual activity with her. The woman, Cathleen M. Miller, is accused of sexually molesting four of her daughter’s 14 and 15 year old male friends. According…

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Chicago Suburban High School Teacher Serving Sexual Abuse Sentencel

The Chicago high school band teacher is currently serving 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of sexual abuse in 2006. The teacher, Robert Sperlik, taught in the Berwyn school district for nearly twenty years. The instances of sexual abuse reportedly occurred between 1998 and 2003…

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Former Chicago Blackhawk Standout was Childhood Sexual Abuse Victim

Former NHL star and one-time Chicago Blackhawk winger Theoren Fleury has recently come forward revealing that he was sexually abused by a junior hockey coach as a minor. Fluery, who spent time with the Flames, Avalanche, Rangers and Blackhawks penned an autobiography in late 2009 detailing the sexual abuse that…

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Suburban Chicago Daycare Owner Charged with Sexual Abuse of Minor

An Antioch, IL, daycare owner was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse last Friday at a Lake County courthouse. Michael Moskowitz, a 49 year-old resident of 1010 W. Osmond Ave., was taken into custody on allegations that he had sexually abused an 8 year-old family member. Moskowitz…