Man charged with sexually assaulting boys

November 25, 2008 8:21:27 AM PST
The Lake County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that they arrested a Zion man the day before, saying he assaulted three boys. Investigators say a roommate of 36-year-old John K. Hunter II tipped them off to the alleged abuse.

The boys were all family friends of Hunter. The sheriff's office says one of the boys lived with Hunter for a while and the abuse was a weekly occurrence for more than a year.

Police say when the abuse began, the boys were about 6 years old. They're all 12-13 years old now. Investigators are trying to determine if Hunter may have abused other children

He was in court Monday on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A judge set bond at $750,000. Hunter could face 30 years in prison if convicted.


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