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Judge Allowing Gaskill to See His Kids More Often: Report

Judge allowing expanded child visitation rights for Robert Gaskill, a former River Forest foster parent and news publisher accused of molesting two girls, the Wednesday Journal reports.

Robert Gaskill of River Forest is accused of molesting two girls. A Cook County judge has allowed him expanded visitation rights to see his children.
Robert Gaskill of River Forest is accused of molesting two girls. A Cook County judge has allowed him expanded visitation rights to see his children.
A Cook County judge Monday signed an order allowing a River Forest man accused of sexually abusing two young girls to see his children more often, the Wednesday Journal reported Monday.

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Robert Gaskill, a former newspaper executive and Catholic news publisher who led a River Forest foster care agency, was arrested in February of 2012 for molesting the two children. He was charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault of a child, each a Class X felony.

According to an Oak Leaves report, prosecutors said Gaskill began abusing the girls at different times. One of the girls was 6 or 7 years old in 1996; the second girl was roughly 12 years old when the alleged abuse began several years later, in 2004.

Gaskill will return to Maybrook Court Sept. 30, according to the Journal. 

Earlier Patch Coverage: 
fred August 21, 2013 at 07:29 PM
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