A man suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a girl from Gurnee has been arrested.
Richard Gallatin, 37, was arrested at Chain ‘O Lakes State Park after an anonymous caller tipped Lake County police of his whereabouts, according to a Gurnee police report. He was taken into custody Wednesday night and held with a $1 million bond.
Gallatin is charged with six Class X felonies -- four counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, one count of Aggravated Kidnapping and one count of Armed Robbery.
The alleged crime began on June 5, when Gallatin abducted a female victim from the parking lot at Gurnee Mills and forced her to drive to an ATM in Grayslake, and then to a remote location in Kane County, where she was sexually assaulted. Gallatin then had his victim drive to a 7-Eleven in Forest Park, where he exited the car.
Gallatin will appear in bond court Thursday. If convicted, he faces six to 30 years in jail.