Joseph Roman, 38, has been accused of sexually assaulting two 6yr-olds and an 8yr-old on multiple occasions. His defense for such behavior? Roman told police officers he is really “a 9-year-old trapped in an adult’s body.”
The Chicago resident was charged with repeated predatory criminal sexual assault. His attacks against the children started back in 2015, up until just the beginning of this month.
Roman’s victims were the daughters of his friends, some who even lived in his home during the assault. He reportedly confessed to authorities about a few of the attacks.
“Prosecutors said the attacks began when the family of one of the girls moved into Roman’s home for 10 weeks. Roman is accused of regularly assaulting her between August 2015 and December 2017 while the other family members were sleeping. The girl was 6 when the assaults began,” according to The Chicago Tribune.
The other little girls were attacked in a similar way.
Another girl, 8, was assaulted by Roman when her family lived in his home for 10 weeks. He would watch their children when the girl’s mother worked her night shift. Prosecutors said during one of the attacks against the 8yr-old, her younger siblings were in the same room, watching a movie on a cellphone.
Allegedly, the attacks continued even after the family moved.
One of his victims was assaulted for a whole year, starting from January 2017 to this present month.
“The girl’s family, and the family of one of the other victims, confronted Roman after an attack Jan. 6,” reports the Tribune.
Roman was charged with a Class X felony, being arrested on Monday. He made a video confession of his crimes and has been ordered to be held without bail.