Flores Faces Charges with Second Victim

Geneva Sun
April 22, 2010,indictment-flores-sex-abuse_AU042110.article

The Rev. Alejandro Flores

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP -- A Shorewood priest already charged with sexual assault of a minor from St. Charles now has been indicted by a Kane County grand jury and charged with the attempted assault of the minor's brother.

The Rev. Alejandro Flores, 37, was indicted this week on charges of sexually preying on, sexually assaulting and sexually abusing the St. Charles child and attempting to abuse the boy's brother over a five-year period beginning in 2005.

The grand jury indicted Flores on 16 felony counts: one count of predatory criminal sexual assault, six counts of criminal sexual assault, six counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and one count of attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Kane County prosecutors said that between Jan. 1, 2005, and Jan. 1, 2010, Flores had sexual contact with a St. Charles boy who was younger than 13 when the contact began. During the same period, Flores attempted to have sexual contact with the older brother of the first victim, prosecutors said.

In January, the Kane state's attorney charged Flores by criminal complaint with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault and four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. All are felonies.

The indictments handed up this week are based on information discovered as the investigation continued, prosecutors said.

Flores is being held in the Kane County jail on $1 million bail. His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. April 30.

If convicted on all counts, prosecutors said, Flores could be sentenced to at least 25 years in prison.

Authorities said the investigation is continuing, and anyone with information should contact the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at 630-208-5160.


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