Man Charged for Sex Crime at Target

6-year-old says man fondled her

By Elliott Beazley
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:31 PM CDT
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An Andersonville man has been charged with criminal sexual abuse after police say he molested a 6-year-old girl in a Target store on the North Side.

Loreto Gaspar, 68, of the 1700 block of West Balmoral Ave., was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor on Monday.

At about 5:25 p.m. Oct. 7, the man entered the store at 2112 W. Peterson Avenue. After Gaspar spoke with the girl and her mother in the food court, they became separated and the man approached the girl and inappropriately touched her genital area over her clothing, according to a community alert from Rogers Park District police.

The girl told her mother and Gaspar fled in a red automobile. He was arrested and is scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.

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