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A Suffolk man who carried out a “disturbing catalogue of sexual abuse” including rapes and indecent assaults on young girls has been jailed for 15 years.
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An Elburn man who was released from custody on a signature bond after being charged with soliciting a minor for sex is back in custody on new charges of alleged sexual abuse of a different child.
Kane County prosecutors, after an investigation by the Kane County Sheriff's Office, charged 49-year-old Richard L. Herra, 400 block of East Reader Street, with six counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, according to a press release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Kane Country State's Attorney Joe McMahon alleges that in late July, Herra committed an act of sexual conduct with a minor younger than 17.
Recently, Herra was charged with indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 3 felony; attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 3 felony; and indecent solicitation of a child through the Internet, a Class 4 felony.
Authorities took him into custody in that case and a Kane County judge, over the objection of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, released Herra on his promise to appear in court, according to the release.
A warrant for Herra's arrest on the newest charges was issued Friday and bail was set at $250,000. Herra was taken into custody late Friday morning by Kane County Sheriff's detectives. He appeared Friday afternoon in Kane County bond court.
Herra's next court appearance remains Oct. 12 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
If convicted of the most serious offense, Herra faces a sentence of probation or between three and seven years in prison.
In addition to the prison term, Herra would have to register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act if found guilty.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about Herra is asked to call Kane County Sheriff's investigators at 630-444-1103.
SHREVEPORT, La. - A local marriage and family counselor is facing more charges of child sexual abuse after news of his August arrest on sexual molestation of a juvenile prompted other victims to speak out.
Dr. Robert Minniear, 84, of the 3300 block of Terrace Drive in Shreveport, was taken into custody at his residence Thursday. Minniear was out of jail on a $200,000 bond stemming from his August 24 arrest.
Investigators with the Shreveport Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit obtained the warrant after learning Minniear allegedly touched a juvenile in an inappropriate manner on multiple occasions between 1994-1997.
Minniear’s August arrest came after Sex Crimes investigators received reports that an adult male had repeatedly assaulted a juvenile over a period of several months. Through victim statements and evidence gathered during the inquiry, investigators identified Minniear as the suspect, and he was subsequently arrested.
Minnear was booked into the Shreveport City Jail around 1 p.m. Thursday and charged with Sexual Battery. His bond was set at $350,000.