Park Forest Man Charged With Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of Child


Donald Anderson is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. (Photo: Park Forest Police Department)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– On today’s date, Park Forest Police charged 42 year old, Donald Anderson, of 22115 Central Park Av., Park Forest with two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class X felony, when an investigation uncovered a sexual relationship with a 12 year old girl. Anderson appeared in Markham bond court today. Bond was set at $500,000.

On Saturday, March 17, 2007, the Park Forest Police Department was notified by a northwest suburban Police Department that a twelve year old female was missing from her home and thought to be in the company of a forty-two year old family friend.  The Park Forest Police went to the Central Park address but there was no answer at the door.  It was later learned that Anderson had driven the young girl home.  The girl’s mother brought her daughter to a local hospital for an exam, where her daughter admitted to medical personnel that she has an ongoing sexual relationship with the older man.

A Victim Sensitive Interview (VSI) was conducted at LaRabida Children’s Advocacy Center in Park Forest.  During the interview, the young girl stated the assault had occurred in Park Forest.  Park Forest Police Detectives arrested Anderson after the interview.

The release says that Donald Anderson allegedly gave statements to Police that he had sex with the child, on at least three occasions in his Park Forest home.

According to the release, Wednesday morning Park Forest Police Department detectives executed a search warrant of Anderson’s home.  Computers and additional items were seized in an attempt to locate further evidence of the crime, including digital computer images.  Park Forest Police have requested technical assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime/ Child Exploitation Unit with evidence recovered from the computer.

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Source: Park Forest Police Department