FoxIllinois.com reports of a child abduction attempt in Virden, Illinois, in a June 28 segment titled “Attempted child abduction reported in Virden.”
The attempts involve a man attempting to lure child(ren) into his vehicle by using stuffed animals and candy.
Additional details and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources including the FoxIllinois.com story cited above.
Another child abduction attempt has been reported in the suburb of Sugar Grove, Illinois. This incident happened on Monday, June 25.
An excerpt from the June 28 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Police: No rash of abduction attempts” :
On Monday, a 9-year-old girl in the Prestbury subdivision in Sugar Grove Township reported that a driver of a pickup truck called out to her as she was skateboarding in her neighborhood and told her to get in his vehicle. The girl went home, and her mother called the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
The article also discusses the veracity of other reported child abduction attempts in Sugar Grove. As seen in the article:
Police said that was a credible report of an abduction attempt, but on Tuesday, Sugar Grove police investigator John Sizer said other reports circulating around the village, which warned of a rash of such attempts in the area, were not true. Out of four reports that were investigated by the Sugar Grove police, one was credible, Sizer said.
A previous child abduction attempt in Sugar Grove on June 5, 2012 was noted in the blog post titled “Child Abduction Attempt In Sugar Grove, Illinois On June 5, 2012.”
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has recently published a notable document concerning child safety.
It is dated June 5, 2012 and is titled “Ten Ways Parents Can Help Keep Children Safe This Summer.”
“Child safety is important all year, but summer is an especially important time for parents and children to include safety in their activities,” according to Ernie Allen, president & CEO of NCMEC. “Always listen to your children and keep the lines of communication open. Your children are your best source for determining if everything is okay. Teach your children to get out of dangerous or uncomfortable situations right away and practice basic safety skills with them. Make sure they know they are able to tell you about anything that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.”
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted Friday of sexually abusing various boys.
An except from the New York Times article of June 22, titled “Penn State’s Sandusky Convicted of Sexually Abusing Young Boys” :
A jury in Centre County Court convicted Sandusky, 68, of sexually assaulting 10 boys, all of them children from disadvantaged homes whom Sandusky, using his access to the university’s vaunted football program, had befriended and then repeatedly violated. The jury, seven women and five men, more than half with ties to Penn State, returned a verdict on the second day of deliberation.
Sandusky stood stoically as the jury foreman read off the verdicts on the 48 counts against him. The foreman said guilty 45 times. Many of the charges, which include rape and sodomy, carry significant prison terms, and it seems likely that Sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Sandusky was taken into custody after the verdicts were read.
People expressed shock that a man they knew as a committed and selfless coach, a prominent fund-raiser for charity and a gregarious father figure to scores of aspiring football players and ordinary children alike could be capable of such crimes. Many, at least initially, refused to believe it.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the New York Times article mentioned above, as well as the Chicago Tribune article of June 23 titled “Sandusky found guilty of most sex abuse charges.”
Today, a man from Bolingbrook, Illinois was found guilty of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a 10-year-old girl.
The man, Alfredo Porcayo, 37, was arrested in March 2008. He had been accused of molesting the girl as many as five or six times over the course of one year.
His sentencing will be on July 20; according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, he could receive a sentence up to 14 years.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the June 19 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bolingbrook man guilty of sex abuse” as well as the June 19 MyFoxChicago.com story titled “Bolingbrook man guilty of sexually abusing girl.”