Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Jailed Again
Kevin Skaritka, 35, is being held on $2 million bond after the prosecution added new charges of distributing harmful materials on Friday. The new charges are unrelated to Skaritka's current sexual assault of child case pending.
A man accused of sexually assaulting a child in Palos and Orland Park was back in court Friday on new charges, after he allegedly sent sexually explicit images to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kevin Skaritka, 35, of Orland Park was given a $2 million bond in Judge John Joseph Hynes' courtroom for the new charges of distributing harmful materials. Prosecutors say there could be more charges pending.
Skaritka pleaded not guilty to the original charges and a trial was set for Sept. 4. A status hearing on the new case has been set for the same date.
In the new case, prosecutors say Skaritka was communicating online with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, but he was actually talking to an undercover St. Louis police sergeant. According to prosecutors, Skaritka chatted with the sergeant between November 2011 and June of this year using Yahoo Instant Messenger.
Skaritka sent a photo of himself and requested "nudie" pics of the fictitious 14-year-old, according to authorities. Prosecutors also said he sent a sexually explicit photo of himself and on another occasion initiated a video chat where his face and nude body were exposed.
Based on the information, a warrant for Skaritka's computer was obtained by Orland Park police, prosecutors said.
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