Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County's high-profile court cases.
The following are recent developments in notable DuPage County court cases: Downers Grove—A Texas man has pleaded not guilty to charges he convinced a teen from Downers Grove to take lewd photos and perform certain sex acts in a case where the pair never met in person. Rudolph Figueroa, 45, remains in DuPage County Jail on $250,000 bail charged with child pornography, sex abuse, sex assault, solicitation of a child and grooming in connection to incidents between March and June of this year, records show. Authorities have said Figueroa sent texts and spoke with the girl several times. Prosecutors said Figueroa can be charged with sex abuse and sex assault because the teen performed certain acts at his request even though they were in …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Penn State scandal raises awareness of predators who target at-risk and vulnerable children.
Like everyone else, I watched in horror last week as the events unfolded in the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. For parents of young children, it is unfathomable to contemplate something like this happening to your own child. Unfortunately, it is more common than we’d like to believe. Statistics show that around 15 percent of children are sexually abused before the age of 18. For girls, it’s more like 30 percent. And for developmentally disabled girls? 83 percent. 83 percent? 83 percent. Since this is a Patch opinion article, and not a research white paper, I won’t be footnoting the source for that statistic. But I could. It’s a statistic that I’ve heard thrown around a lot since I became the parent of a developmentally disabled …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for Feb. 10.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: — Glenbard West Student Charged With Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old — STC Parents Raise Concerns Over School District's Plans — Elmhurst District 205 Targets $3 million in Budget Cuts — District 200 To Vote on Hubble Sale — Hall of Famer Bobby Hull Visits McNally's in St. Charles