Palatine man charged with sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl

Updated 4/8/2021 4:07 PM

A Palatine man was ordered held on $100,000 bail Thursday on charges he sexually abused a girl.

Michael O'Grady, 43, is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious charge, he faces six to 30 years in prison.


Prosecutors say the abuse took place from 2017 to 2019 and started when the girl was 10.

O'Grady, who prosecutors say has no criminal background, voluntarily turned himself in to police, according to his attorney Thomas Glasgow.

He next appears in court on April 30.

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