Buffalo Grove molester denies he had more victims

  • Michael Newby

    Michael Newby

Published: 10/8/2009 4:29 PM

A Buffalo Grove man who has already admitted molesting one young girl pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he has two other victims.

Michael Newby, 53, could face more than 100 years in prison if convicted of all the charges of predatory sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse now filed against him.

In August, Newby pleaded guilty to the criminal sexual assault of a girl between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, 2000, with a guarantee he would be sentenced to no more than 10 years in prison.

Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Mary Stanton said Newby is now charged with molesting one girl, now 16, and a second victim, now 20, between 1997 and January of this year.

Police became aware of Newby when they received a tip from the FBI that Newby might have child pornography and went to his house in the 900 block of Hilldale Lane on Jan. 14 to search for it.

After he was charged with possession of child pornography, police began interviewing females who were known to have associated with him when they were children.

Stanton said the sex charges against Newby arose from those interviews.

The child pornography charges against Newby were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea in the original sex case.

Circuit Judge John Phillips delayed Newby's sentencing hearing and revoked his bond in the first case Thursday, and ordered him to appear in court again Nov. 12 on the new charges.