A 36-year-old Chicago man was arrested Saturday after police say he pretended to be a woman to gain access to two girls he sexually assaulted.
Jamelia Lillian Sanders was taken into custody on Chicago’s Southside for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Police say he told the relatives of two girls, ages 7 and 9 that he was a female and was allowed to ”take the little girls out” and spend time alone with them.
According to police, the children told their family members that Sanders sexually assaulted them and threatened to kill them if they told.
He is believed to have molested the 7-year-old from 2007-2008 and reportedly began touching the 9-year-old this year.
The family of the two girls is believed to have taken matters into their own hands, hence the picture of him in a hospital gown and on crutches.
He is being held in jail without bond.