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Mundelein man charged with sexually assaulting juvenile and possessing child pornography

A 31-year-old unincorporated Mundelein man was arrested after he allegedly sexually abused a juvenile multiple times and possessed child pornography, the sheriff’s office said. Larry Reeb, 31, of the 26300 block of North Diamond Lake Rd in unincorporated Mundelein, was charged with one count of criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of […]

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Judge sentences 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses elders to court supervision, community service for failing to report sexual assault

Two Jehovah’s Witnesses elders in Crystal Lake convicted of failing to report a child who was being sexually assaulted have been sentenced to court supervision and community service. Michael Penkava, 72, of the 0-100 block of Franklin Avenue in Crystal Lake, and Colin Scott, 88, of the 300 block of Krenz Avenue in Cary, were […]

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13 years in prison for Waukegan man convicted of sexually assaulting, abusing 2 children in McHenry County

A Waukegan man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and abusing two children in McHenry County. Homero Alcaraz-Bello, 52, of the 800 block of George Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and nine counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. […]

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Gov. JB Pritzker signs bill into law to protect Illinois students against sexual abuse

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill into law called Faith’s Law, which aims to protect children against grooming and increase resources for sexual abuse survivors. Pritzker signed HB 1975, also known as Faith’s Law, into law on Friday. The legislation expands the definition of grooming in the criminal code, increases resources and protections for […]