Man accused of molesting young girl
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org August 31, 2013 4:56PM
Updated: October 2, 2013 6:42AM
JOLIET TOWNSHIP — A 32-year-old man has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl this year, Will County sheriff’s police said.
In April, the victim told a family member that Jermaine Mirenda had been having sexual contact with her since January, according to sheriff’s police spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer. The girl was interviewed at the Will County Child Advocacy Center in May.
After medical reports were turned over to investigators, detectives on Tuesday obtained a warrant for Mirenda’s arrest and took him into custody at a friend’s apartment in Crest Hill, police said.
Mirenda is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He is being held on $500,000 bail.
Hoffmeyer said an investigation into Mirenda’s alleged inappropriate contact with other minors is ongoing.