Assistant Track Coach At Simeon Charged With Sexual Assault

A volunteer track coach at Simeon Career Academy high school allegedly had sex with an underage female student in his office, as well as fondled two other girls in the past year.

According to officials, the coach, Gerald L. Gaddy, 42, of Chicago, was arrested at his home Tuesday following an investigation by police and school officials.  According to police, he was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery.

According to police, these incidents of sex crimes occurred at various times between January 1 and June 25.  At the time of the incidents, the girls were 15, 16 and 17 years old.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 23, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Track coach at Simeon faces sexual assault charges involving students” as well as the July 23 article titled “Simeon High School Coach Charged With Sexual Assault.”

Woodstock, Illinois Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

A Woodstock, Illinois man has been arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

The arrest happened on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) following a report of the man having inappropriate contact with a boy, said to be between 10 and 13, including at a public swimming pool last week.  Authorities were alerted to the inappropriate contact at Woodstock Water Works after an employee witnessed the activity, and a supervisor reported the incident to police the next day.

The man, Taylor L. Blaul, 29, is accused of having inappropriate contact with the boy on four occasions between September 2013 and July 9, 2014.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the TribLocal McHenry article of July 16, 2014 titled “Woodstock drug counselor charged with sexually abusing boy at water park” as well as the July 16 Northwest Herald article titled “Counselor charged with sex crimes released on bond.”

Sexual Assault Of Girl In Chicago’s Avalon Park Neighborhood

There was a sexual assault and robbery of a 16-year-old girl on Thursday (July 3, 2014) in Chicago’s Avalon Park neighborhood.

According to authorities, the girl had just gotten off a bus around 11:00 p.m. and was waiting for a friend when three teenage boys approached her, with one of the boys pointing a gun at her.  The boys forced her into an alley and robbed and sexually assaulted her.

Additional details, including the identities and charges faced by the alleged assailants, can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 5, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “3 teens charged with assault, robbery of 16-year-old girl” as well as the July 5 article titled “Teen Boys Took Turns Raping 16-Year-Old Girl:  Prosecutors.”

Attack Of Woman Pushing Stroller In Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood

There was an attack made on a mother walking her newborn child in a stroller Saturday afternoon (June 28, 2014) in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police Detectives, this attack happened in the 800 block of North Rockwell Street at approximately 5:30 p.m.  At that time, a male attacker – said to be 17-18 years old – grabbed the mother by the hips and began pulling her into an alley.

The appearance of a witness allowed the woman to break free of the assailant’s hold and move to safety with her child.

According to the community alert from the Chicago Police Department, the assailant is described as a black man, 17-18 years old, about 5’7″, and weighing approximately 190-200 lbs.

He was wearing a red T-shirt with a black print on the back at the time of the attack, along with black shorts with a marijuana print and white gym shoes.  He had a short afro, “chubby face,” “stocky” body, and a goatee.

Those with information regarding the assailant or the attack should call Chicago Police Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

Alleged Child Kidnapping Attempt On Chicago’s Southwest Side

There was an alleged child kidnapping attempt in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood (Southwest Side) this morning, June 20, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, this incident first started as a child luring attempt and happened at Mozart and 43rd Street at approximately 7:55 a.m.  At that time, a male driver traveling in a car with another man first tried to talk to a boy, and then demanded the boy to get into his car.   When the boy didn’t comply, the man got out of the car and chased the boy north on Mozart.

The boy was able to get away.

Additional details, including the suspects’ descriptions, and possible updates concerning this alleged attempted Chicago child abduction attempt is seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police seek 2 in Brighton Park attempted kidnapping.”


Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.