Four men were indicted by the Lake County Grand Jury Wednesday for four separate crimes committed in Highland Park between July 21 and Oct. 11, two for sex related offenses, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office.
Richard Baron, 33, of Highland Park and the owner of Kung Fu Power, was indicted on two counts of promoting prostitution, a Class 4 Felony, and one count of solicitation of a sexual act, a misdemeanor. If convicted, he could face one to three years in prison. He will be arraigned in Lake County Criminal Court Nov. 6 in Waukegan.
Baron was originally arrested by Highland Park Police August 6 after police received a complaint August 29, according to Highland Park Police reports.
Matthew Bimbo, 40, of Summit was indicted for attempted burglary, a Class 3 felony. If convicted he could spend between two and five years in jail. He will be arraigned in Lake County Criminal Court Nov. 6 in Waukegan.
Bimbo was originally arrested August 23 for lifting door handles on parked cars on Central Avenue, according to Highland Park Police reports.
Christopher Richko, 25, of Des Plaines was formally charged with three counts of indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 3 Felony, and one count of sexual exploitation of a child, a misdemeanor. He too could receive between two and five years of incarceration if convicted. He will be arraigned in Lake County Criminal Court Nov. 7 in Waukegan.
Richko was originally arrested Oct. 11 as part of an Internet sting operation, according to Highland Park Police reports. The 14-year-old girl he thought he was going to meet turned out to be a police officer.
Jose Lopez-Gonzalez, 31, of Chicago was indicted on one count of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 4 Felony, which could lead to between one and three years in prison on conviction. He will be arraigned in Lake County Criminal Court Nov. 1 in Waukegan.
Lopez-Gonzalez was originally arrested July 21 in the 2000 block of Skokie Valley Road, according to Highland Park Police reports.