After nearly six years, police have made an arrest in the case of a suburban man who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl.
According to police, 52-year-old Christopher Young was taken into custody on Monday in connection with the assault, which took place in Dec. 2013. He appeared at a bond hearing in Cook County court on Wednesday, where his bond was set at $200,000.
On Dec. 28, 2013 at approximately 1:55 a.m., Flossmoor police were notified that a resident had found a child outside their home in the 1300 block of Bunker Avenue. The girl told police that she had been abducted from her home in the 18400 block of Hood Avenue in Homewood before being taken to a second residence.
Police say that the child was then released outside of the Bunker Avenue residence by the alleged perpetrator.
DNA samples were collected from the child after the assault, and at the time, the sample did not match any person in the records of the Illinois State Police.
During the next five years, a suspect was identified by police, and a DNA sample was submitted to state police for comparison. The sample was determined to be a match, and a warrant was issued for Young’s arrest.
Young faces felony aggravated kidnapping charges, as well as one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.