Pair Sexually Assaulted 11-Year-Old Girl for a Month, Will Sheriff's Office Says
The men, both of whom occasionally lived with the victim and her mother, have been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault.
Two men have been arrested for repeatedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Joliet girl over the course of a month.
Albert D. West, 24, 104 Comstock St., Joliet, and Alan M. Wilburn, 19, 642 Sullivan, University Park, were arrested this week on warrants charging them with predatory criminal sexual assualt of a minor under the age of 13.
Will County Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas said sheriff's deputies learned of the sexual assaults from the girl's father, who discovered his daughter walking with West along Route 53 in the Preston Heights area of unicorporated Joliet in February.
West took off on foot when the father showed up, and the daughter subsequently confessed she was having an ongoing sexual relationship with West and Wilburn that had begun in January, Kaupas said.
The daughter was treated at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, and was later transferred to a special unit of Edward Hospital in Naperville.
The two men apparently occasionally stayed in the same Chicago Street home as the girl and her mother and another woman and her children, Kaupas said. The pre-teen has since been removed from the residence by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and now lives with her father, he said.
Warrants were issued for the two men, and Cook County made the arrest of Wilburn on Will County's behalf Monday, Kaupas said. That prompted deputies to try to find West, whom they located at his home Wednesday.
Although he initially complied with the officers, going inside to put on a shirt and shoes, he then "bolted out the front door" and deputies had to subdue him, Kaupas said. He was subsequently charged with resisting/obstructing a peace officer.
Both men are being held in the Will County jail, West in lieu of $500,000 bond and Wilburn in lieu of $225,000 bond.