SUBURBAN MAN CHARGED FOR
Friday, February 20, 2009 — A lifelong resident of Chicago’s south suburbs, already accused of molesting one child, is now charged with molesting additional children, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Friday.
Randall Boss, 45, was a lifelong resident of the Oak Forest and Worth area until recently moving to Crete. Cook County Sheriff’s police had investigated multiple claims against Boss, made by multiple children.
On Feb. 5, Boss was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Friday, Boss appeared in bond court on additional charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, as well as aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Each of these counts is a class X felony, punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison if convicted.
Each of the victims was known to Boss, police said, and after presenting evidence to Boss, he admitted to each of the molestations.
The abuse with these victims has taken place over the last 5 years, though detectives said they are investigating cases involving other victims over several years.
“It took an incredible amount of courage for these victims to come forward and stand up to someone who had made their life hell,” Dart said. “Without their strength, we wouldn’t have been able to present such a solid case against him.”
Boss was already being held on $500,000 bond and Friday, that was increased to $2.5 million. He will next appear in court on March 11.
The investigation against Boss remains open and anyone with information about him can call Cook County Sheriff’s Detectives Beverly Austin or Johnny Thorns at (708) 865-4896.