Police arrest man for attempting to have his adopted daughter killed. Photo via Wikipedia Commons
Police and prosecutors report that a man in Steger, Illinois has been charged with trying to get someone to kill his adopted daughter, whom he had sexually assaulted over about four years.
Robert Deja, 45, was arrested on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after investigators received a search warrant in the investigation, court records indicate. Judge Darron Edward Bowden ordered Deja held in lieu of $7 million bail, reported Andy Conklin, a Cook County state’s attorney spokesman.
Court records indicate that the official charges against Deja are solicitation for murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault. The Steger Police Department reported in a news release that he is accused of trying to have his 20-year-old adopted daughter killed after she claimed he had been sexually assaulting her since she was about 16. The release indicates that police learned of the situation on July 13.
According to police, the alleged victim has a 3-year-old girl, fathered by Deja. The alleged victim recently became pregnant again, with either Deja or her current boyfriend possibly being the father, according to the news release.
Deja, upset by the news of the pregnancy, ordered his daughter to leave his house, which she did, according to police. Police say that Deja then contacted his brother and told him that he wanted both his daughter and her boyfriend killed. The release said that police arrested Deja and charged him immediately after he contacted his brother.
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