WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (WPVI) -- A West Chicago man is accused of sexually assaulting two children over a period of two years, and could face up to 60 years in prison.
Obdulio Lopez-Gomez, 39, was charged Wednesday with four Class X flony accounts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to West Chicago police.
Police and the DuPage Children's Center began investigating Lopez-Gomez earlier this week. Officials say he knew the families of both victims, and had assaulted both over a period of two years.
"The allegations are that the victims were the target of a true criminal predator," West Chicago Police Chief Michael Uplegger said in a statement. "We worked collaboratively with the DuPage Children's Center to take this offender off the streets."
Lopez-Gomez could face between six and 60 years in prison for each count. He is being held in the DuPage County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
Police: West Chicago man sexually assaulted 2 children for 2 years