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Predator admits to sexually assaulting & infecting child with HIV. Authorities fear there’s more victims.

An Illinois man recently admitted in court to sexually assaulting a child and giving them HIV.

WIFR reported that Steven Grimes, 31, was arrested in May 2019, after a medical office contacted police about a sexual assault. An investigation revealed that Grimes had been sexually assaulting the victim since 2005 — when the child was younger than 13.

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Grimes pleaded guilty to 12 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and criminal transmission of HIV. Grimes was initially charged with two additional counts of sexual assault of a child.

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross said Grimes possibly victimized other children and asked them to come forward, according to WIFT.

Grimes’ sentencing is scheduled for August 11.

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[Featured image: Steven Grimes/Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office]