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., , 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 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 , West in lieu of $500,000 bond and Wilburn in lieu of $225,000 bond.


Gabrielle Burns September 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Where is the statement of the girl mother?where is the statement of the other women that lived with them? Why wasn't their statement in this story
Gabrielle Burns September 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Where is the statement of the girl mother?where is the statement of the other women that lived with them? Why wasn't their statement in this story? Is it that their statement doesn't matter? Or is it that their statement might make the 2guys look like their are not guilty?
alfredmcgee September 23, 2012 at 08:15 PM
All I have to say is that no one has the rightml to say "may they rot in hell . I am pray for them as well as you that god may forgive you.
REE Jenkins October 01, 2012 at 05:43 PM
From what i've heard from this story is just a story. First of all where was the mother? laying on her back probably tricking off her daughter. See from what I heard that the father and mother was in a custody dispute and he wanted full custody of his daughter. What better way then accuse someone. A father is suppose to protect his children. Where was he at. And whose to say he didn't rape or molest his own child.You have to look at the whole picture. Did she live with any other siblings Did they or anyone else was questioned and get DNA proof. Why would and parent let there child walk anywhere at that age anyway? I'm Just Saying
REE Jenkins October 01, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Now tell me that if this supposedly happened in February why are they just now doing something about it. I just find it suprisingly strange that his is coming out aroung election time. Did they test the father or anyone else. Innocent i say. I know Albert and he's a good guy. This isn't something that he would do. I cannot speak for the other guy because i don't know him.


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