Gaskill status hearing set for Nov. 25


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By Deb Kadin

Contributing reporter

A River Forest man who faces two separate indictments of child sexual assault will be in court again later this month for another status hearing.

Robert Gaskill, a former publishing executive who has been on electronic monitoring since March 2012, is expected to appear, Nov. 25, in Maybrook court before Cook County Judge Noreen Love.

One hearing was continued by agreement in October. A special order was approved in late September sealing a part of the file in this case. A spokesman for the Cook County Circuit Clerk speculated that this happened because the alleged victim in the case was a minor.

No trial date has been set yet, the spokesman said.

Two women came forward in January 2012, alleging to River Forest police that Gaskill sexually assaulted them when one was between 12 and 17 years old and the other between the ages of 6 and 9.

Gaskill and his wife, Mary, had operated a foster care service out of their Ashland Avenue home since 1992.

In August, Love signed an order allowing Gaskill more opportunities to see his children.


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Who is the ignorant one?  

Posted: September 15th, 2014 11:18 AM

It seems to me that it is you, by posting a comment on a story that is 8 months old.

Johnny Gaskill  

Posted: September 14th, 2014 11:43 PM

You people are ignorant idiots. Go to hell.

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: January 6th, 2014 9:08 AM

Robert Gaskill has not admitted to anything in court. He has an attorney and last I heard is preparing to defend himself.

Bridgett from Oak Park  

Posted: January 6th, 2014 4:10 AM

@Outraged, Is there a reason why you are commenting on a story that is two months old? And did Mr. Gaskill admit to anything? That is not my recollection. I don't know Mr. Gaskill, though I do not believe in drawing any conclusions, particularly when it maligns a person's character, unless I have all the facts.

Outraged Citizen from River Forest  

Posted: January 6th, 2014 12:23 AM

Why is this person who has admitted to molesting these two little girls been free to live in the comfort of his home for almost two years and still no trial date set... Something bigger is going on here..

joe from south oak park  

Posted: November 12th, 2013 1:24 PM

3 months short of two years after the arrest and still no trial date.

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