https://nypost.com/2018/12/31/deputy-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-girlfriends-teen-daughter/A veteran sheriff’s deputy in Illinois was charged with sexually assaulting two children, including his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter, authorities said.
Luke Hatzipetros, 43, inappropriately touched the girl with his hand three separate times on Dec. 13 while inside her bedroom as her two younger siblings slept nearby, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Brandon Stark told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The 18-year vet allegedly returned to the teen’s bedroom a day later and touched her inappropriately for the fourth time. Stark said the teen victim then told a friend and a relative about the incident, prompting the family member to notify police.
That relative also told investigators that Hatzipetros had touched her inappropriately while swimming at a pool in Lake County. A second victim in that incident later accused the deputy of touching her at the pool when she was 12 years old, Stark said.
The date of those alleged attacks was not immediately clear.
Hatzipetros, who worked in the agency’s court services department, was “de-deputized” following his arrest on felony charges, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Post in an email.
“Our department is cooperating fully with the investigation,” spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.