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Man faces second sex assault charge after arrest by Flossmoor police

A Flossmoor man was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault for a second time one day after he bonded out of jail on the first charge. The second incident that took place in 2008, five years before the other crime.

Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter said Monday that police arrested Christopher Young on Dec. 10, charging him with the 2008 crime.

Christopher Young
Christopher Young

Young, 52, of the 2900 block of Bob O’ Link Road, was released from jail Dec. 9 after his arrest by Homewood police for a crime that took place in 2013. He posted 10 percent of a $200,000 bond.

Tandra Simonton, chief communications officer for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, said Tuesday that Young now is being held without bail following the Flossmoor arrest. She said he had two court dates this week, on Tuesday for the Homewood case and on Wednesday for the Flossmoor case. Both court dates were scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Markham courthouse.

Kamleiter said a DNA sample that was collected from Young matched DNA found on victims in both the 2008 and 2013 assaults.

In the 2013 case, Young was charged with aggravated kidnapping and criminal sexual assault after his arrest by Homewood police on Nov. 26. The charges stem from an incident in December 2013 in which a 6-year-old child was found in Flossmoor, according to police. The child reported she had been taken from her residence in Homewood. The child was taken to an area hospital for examination.
The Flossmoor arrest is for an incident that took place in December 2008 when a 20-year-old victim was found wandering around the village, Kamleiter said. She told police that she had been assaulted at gunpoint at a house in Flossmoor.

Kamleiter praised the Homewood Police Department for an investigation that led to arrests and charges for both crimes.

“I’d just like to express my appreciation for all the work the Homewood Police Department did to bring this person to justice,” he said.

“These cases were solved because of really good investigative work by their police department. Not only did they investigate their own case, but they also assisted Flossmoor officers in our investigation.”

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