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Shabbona Man Arrested on 48 Counts of Alleged Sexual Assault of Children

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2016

A Shabbona man is looking at several lifetimes in prison after being arrested for 48 counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office was made aware yesterday of accusations that 72-year old Gary Hulthen had been sexually touching children under the age of 13. Deputies’ say they learned during their investigation that there were at least two juvenile victims and potentially more.

Following an interview with police, Hulthen was arrested on 48 counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, according to police. They say the incidents of abuse date back to 2013. He was taken to the DeKalb County Jail where he awaits a bond hearing.

DeKalb County Deputies stressed that this is still an ongoing investigation.

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