PALATINE TOWNSHIP MAN SENTENCED TO
30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR
SEXUAL ASSAULT OF MINORS
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
—A 44-year-old man has been sentenced 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually assaulting three minors and taking millions of images of the assaults, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.
Daniel Sims, of Palatine Township, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child. He originally faced 72 felony counts, including predatory criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, child pornography, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and possession of child pornography.
During the investigation, Sheriff’s Police detectives found more than 6 million images of his victims engaging in various sexual acts.
The investigation began in November 2011 when one of the minor victims reported to investigators that she had been sexually assaulted by Sims in Cook County from 2006 to 2011.
Sims is also facing a felony child molestation charge in Lake County, Indiana.