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Former LITH Man Attempts Suicide Following Verdict in Sex Assault Case

A jury ruled Wednesday that Robert W. Lucht, formerly of Lake in the Hills, was guilty of sexually assaulting a girl.

UPDATE: A former Lake in the Hills man tried to kill himself after a jury convicted him Wednesday in a sex assault case, according to the Northwest Herald. 

The Northwest Herald reports Robert W. Lucht, 56, emptied the contents of an envelope made out of notebook paper that contained a "granule-like substance" into his mouth and was taken out of the courtroom on stretcher after the apparent attempted suicide, according to the NW Herald. 

The attempted suicide came after a jury found Lucht guilty on three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to a McHenry County State's Attorney's Office press release. 

Lucht was convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl. The girl, according to the press release, was admitted to a hospital when she was 11 years old for having suicidal intentions and for harming herself. 

The girl then reported she had been sexually assaulted by Lucht multiple times when she was between the age of 9 and 11 years old, according to the news release. 

Lucht will be sentenced on Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. and faces a minimum of 21 years in prison. 

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The jury is expected to get the case today for a former 56-year-old Lake in the Hills man who is accused of sexually assaulting a girl, according to the Northwest Herald. 

Robert W. Lucht, 56, is charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and could face a minimum of 21 years in prison if convicted all charges, according to the Northwest Herald. 

Wayne October 04, 2012 at 09:24 PM
But what if he is innocent? Everyone is so quick to judge but try placing yourself in the situation, everyone is saying you did it but you know you didn't. Just what if?
CP October 04, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Brittney you knew this guy? How was he evil?
Mikein algonquin October 05, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Why waste money treating him and then paying to incarcerate him? If he wants to die, let him. If he was innocent, he should have been appealing his conviction instead of trying to kill himself.
Brittney Ann McElman October 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Hey "Anon" you spelled my name wrong and it's right in front of you. And yeah 5 years ago with my ex-boyfrined and his child molesting dad and his brothers. I and every other teenager in town tried pot, not really that scandalous when you think of how prevalent heroin is in Algonquin. Did you not read what I said, it's right there. Oh and I had my daughter in 2009. Danny had an affair with a married woman, who he is still with, in 2007 and I left him, nice try though. And what her mother is or isn't is irrelevant to the fact that Bob is a sick child molester, and a coward to boot. I'm just glad that she is safe from him forever. I hope he has fun in prison getting penetrated by inmates.
Karma October 06, 2012 at 02:25 PM
How is your daughter by the way? You know, the one who was taken away from you by DCFS because you abused her? You're just another scorned woman who has to spew untruths to make yourself look good.
Ellen October 06, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Too bad he didn't die.
Ellen October 06, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Very inappropriate.
Alison October 16, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Ha ha ha. Seems like you got your facts straight... NOT.

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