Local girls caught in ‘sextortion’ case in Florida

August 30, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

Teen girls from Elgin and the Dundee area were reportedly victimized by a Lakeland, Fla., man who persuaded the girls to send nude photos to him, then blackmailed the girls into sending more, officials said.

Daniel Dunfee, 21, has been in the Polk County Jail since a May 26 arrest on other child pornography charges, officials said.

Arlington Heights man charged with assaulting two juvenile relatives

August 28, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A 25-year-old Arlington Heights man has been arrested and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of two family members, both of whom police said are minors under age 17.

Prosecutors: Man sexually abused girl, 14, who was later assaulted by others

August 22, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A 30-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl before she was blindfolded and sexually assaulted by several other men in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, prosecutors said Saturday.

Gary man gets 40 years for neglect of dependent, rape, child molesting

August 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A Gary man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for neglecting the resident of a makeshift assisted-living facility, raping a relative and molesting two children.

Former Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle to Plead Guilty in Child-Sex Case

August 19, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports,

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s agreement to plead guilty to child-sex charges caps an embarrassing chapter for the sandwich chain that is likely to cause a broader rethinking among marketers about closely aligning their brands with individual personalities.

Gurnee man, 66, charged with 30 counts of predatory sex assault of a child

August 14, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A Gurnee man was arrested this week and charged with 30 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child after the Lake County Sheriff reportedly fielded a complaint from the mother of a child he had been babysitting.

Bay Area child sex abuse suspect arrested in Boyle Heights after 14 years on the run

August 13, 2015

The Los Angeles Times reports,

A former Northern California schoolteacher wanted for 14 years in connection with several counts of sexual assault against children was arrested Wednesday in Boyle Heights.

Coming under spiritual attack

Maintaining purity of mind and body isn’t easy, and sometimes I fall off the wagon. But I get back up and go to confession.

What I’ve noticed lately, however, is that when I have managed to “sustain” that purity for a while, I start getting attacked with hateful thoughts. They come out of nowhere. I’ll be doing dishes and suddenly start thinking about people who rubbed me the wrong way, perhaps just once, perhaps even many years ago. Before I know it, I’m imagining things I could have said to them, or even physical violence I could have perpetrated against them. Then I snap out of it, embarrassed and horrified.

This never used to happen to me. Or perhaps it was, but I was too sullied with sin to realize it as wrong.

Is this the devil, inciting these thoughts? Knowing I’ve conquered temptations to impurity, he seeks out other weaknesses in my character?

Contractor charged with sex abuse of La Grange child

August 15, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A Chicago contractor has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after he allegedly inappropriately touched a child while he was working in the La Grange home of the child’s family, police said.