Kimberly Schubert, 46, of Buffalo Grove.

A Buffalo Grove woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a child and producing child pornography.

Kimberly Schubert, 46, of Buffalo Grove, was initially charged in May 2019 with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of child pornography.

A grand jury later indicted Schubert on 16 charges, including two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and 14 counts of child pornography.

A second suspect, Jason Akai, 47, of Oak Forest, was indicted by the grand jury on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and 21 counts of child pornography.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department announced the arrest of Schubert and Akai in June 2019 following a several-week investigation.

Jason Akai, 47, of Oak Forest.

The investigation was launched after the Department of Children and Family Services received a tip from an out-of-state therapist.

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DCFS then notified the Buffalo Grove Police Department about the allegations.

“Evidence was subsequently gathered through the investigation to support the charges against Schubert. It was also determined that pornographic pictures had been distributed to Akai,” the department said in a statement.

Court records show the victim who was sexually assaulted was under the age of 13. The assault occurred in 2014.

Last week, Schubert withdrew her not guilty plea and entered into a negotiated plea deal with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

She pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault and one count of child pornography.

Schubert was sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and will be required to register as a sex offender.

The case against Akai remains ongoing. He is scheduled to appear in court again on September 12 for a case management hearing and a jury trial is tentatively scheduled for November 7.

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