Melrose Park man charged with sex abuse

April 29, 2010 2:41:30 PM PDT
A Melrose Park man is accused of molesting a woman whom the victim said she considered to be a father figure.Rajenderkumar Patel is charged with one count of criminal sexual abuse.

The victim, who is Indian, said the assault happened in February but didn't report it until March. She says she was troubled by the cultural implications tied to someone touching her in a sexual way.

Patel was charged after he reportedly gave officers a detailed confession.