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Charles R. Rudow | Lake County sheriff’s office

Police: Gurnee man molested girl for years, starting when she was 3 years old

SHARE Police: Gurnee man molested girl for years, starting when she was 3 years old
SHARE Police: Gurnee man molested girl for years, starting when she was 3 years old

A north suburban man had sexual contact with a young girl he was babysitting for several years, going back to when the child was only 3 years old, police said in announcing his arrest on Friday.

Charles R. Rudow, 66, of the 34200 block of Birch Lane in Gurnee, is charged with 30 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, each a Class X felony, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office, and additional charges are possible.

On Aug. 12, the mother of the 6-year-old victim reported her daughter had been “inappropriately touched on numerous occasions,” according to police.

Investigators learned that Rudow, who was babysitting the child, had “sexual contact with her on approximately 30 occasions, while the girl was between the ages of 3 and 6,” police said.

He being held in the Lake County Jail on a $500,000.00 bond and is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 19 in Waukegan.

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