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Two DeKalb men indicted on sex assault charges

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 5:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:36 p.m. CDT
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Robert E. Aldape, 27, of the 700 block of Kimberly Drive in DeKalb, is accused of having images of himself sexually assaulting a 6-year-old family member.
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Jeremiah Riggs, 34, of the 11100 block of Market Street in DeKalb, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child younger than 13.

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County grand jury returned lengthy indictments against two DeKalb men accused of sexually assaulting six-year-old girls in unrelated cases, officials announced Tuesday.

Robert E. Aldape, 27, of the 700 block of Kimberly Drive, is accused of 51 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and eight counts of possession of child pornography, DeKalb County State's Attorney Richard Schmack said in a news release. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old family member over the past three years.

Aldape was arrested Dec. 13 after Sycamore Police Detective Jonathan Miller investigated him for child pornography, according to the news release.

Meanwhile, Riggs, 34, of the 1100 block of Market Street, is accused of 15 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He was arrested Dec. 11 following an investigation by DeKalb Police Detective Paul Mott, the release states.

Riggs remains in DeKalb County jail unable to post 10 percent of his $750,000 bond, while Aldape's bond is $1 million. Both men are represented by public defenders and are next due in court Feb. 10.

Both men could face between six and 30 years in prison if convicted.

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