A Maine Township, IL, man has been charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse following accusations that he repeatedly molested a child. The accused, 43 year old Christopher Johnson of the 9400 block of Bay Colony Drive, is being held on $100,000.00 bond following his arrest on Wednesday. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department has stated that the abuse may have gone on for as long as ten years. The alleged sexual abuse reportedly occurred at multiple locations. Johnson was also arrested in 2000 pursuant to a Chicago Police investigation regarding allegations of child sexual abuse. Johnson was found not guilty of that charge.
According to reports, Johnson worked as a part-time patient care technician and physical therapy aide at hospitals and clinics in the northwest suburbs. The names of these facilities have not been released pending a police investigation. Police are currently investigating whether or not other children may have been subjected to sexual abuse. Anyone with information related to this matter is encouraged to call (708) 865-4896.
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