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Arlington Heights man faces new sex abuse charges

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An Arlington Heights man already accused of sexually abusing three teenage girls faces new charges related to one of his accusers.

Police arrested Damien Deanda, 41, Wednesday and charged him with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A Cook County judge ordered Deanda held without bond.


Deanda had been free on a $350,000 bond set in 2011 after he was accused of abusing a then-15-year-old girl he called his girlfriend and two other girls ages 13 and 16 at his apartment in the 1500 block of North Windsor.

Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Moe Ahmad said Deanda sent a text message to one of his accusers on April 4 and asked the girl to meet him in the storage area of his apartment. Ahmad said Deanda had several sexual encounters with the girl until she informed her mother on May 19.

The new abuse charges are in addition to a bond forfeiture warrant issued May 16 after Deanda failed to show up to the Rolling Meadows courthouse for a hearing, court records show.

If convicted of the 2011 charges, Deanda faces between six and 30 years in prison. The new charge carries a prison sentence of three to seven years.

He next appears in court on June 12.

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