Police: West Chicago man sexually assaulted 2 children for 2 years

Obdulio Lopez-Gomez (West Chicago police)

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.
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