Orland Park Man Accused of Sending Sexually Explicit Images Online Pleads Not Guilty
Kevin Skaritka, 35, has been charged with two felonies in relation to what police claim were sexual images sent over the Internet, and is still facing sexual assault charges from an unrelated case.
An Orland Park man pleaded not guilty Monday to two felony charges stemming from sexual images that police said the man sent over the Internet, in a case not related to 14 other counts of sexual assault against the man.
Kevin Skaritka, 35, was charged in September with two counts of felony manufacturing harmful materials. Police said Skaritka was talking online to who he thought was a 14-year–old girl, but was actually an undercover officer. The conversations took place between Nov. 2011 and June 2012. Prosecutors said at a past hearing that Skaritka sent a naked photo of himself, took part in a video chat while nude and requested a nude photo in return.
Clad in khaki prison garb, Skaritka only spoke during Monday’s hearing in Bridgeview to let Judge John J. Hynes know that he understood terms of staying in police custody, after attorney Aaron Rosenblatt entered a not guilty plea on the charges.
Rosenblatt, from Robert J. Callahan & Associates, declined to comment further on the new case.
Skaritka also pleaded not guilty to charges filed last May of 14 counts of sexual assault. According to records, he was accused of molesting his girlfriend’s teenage daughter and exposing himself to her between 2009 and May 2011.
A trial on the initial charges was set to begin in September. A new date for the trial has not been set.
Skaritka is scheduled to appear in court next on Nov. 21 for a hearing on all charges.
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