Crime & Courts

Wonder Lake man faces sex abuse charges for second time

Prosecutors not giving up on previous sex abuse case

David D. Kimble, of the 7200 block of Delaware Road, Wonder Lake.
David D. Kimble, of the 7200 block of Delaware Road, Wonder Lake.

WOODSTOCK – A man whose 2013 sex abuse charges left a jury gridlocked appeared in court Tuesday on similar accusations dating back to 2011. He also faces weapons and bond violation charges.

David D. Kimble, 50, of Wonder Lake appeared before a judge Tuesday on several matters, including claims he inappropriately touched a young girl seven years ago.

Kimble’s November 2015 trial on separate sex abuse charges resulted in a hung jury. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather declared a mistrial in the case, but Kimble’s lawyer moved to dismiss the charges, saying Kimble did not consent to a mistrial. An appellate court ruled in September that Kimble could not be tried again.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse the three-judge appellate panel’s decision.

The alleged victim in the most recent case was 4 or 5 years old when Kimble touched her in a sexual manner on July 1, 2011, according to an indictment filed in McHenry County court.

Kimble is charged with attempted sexual abuse and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim younger than 13.

He’s also accused of failing to surrender his firearm owner’s identification card while free on bond while the 2013 charges was pending against him.

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies again arrested Kimble in May 2016 and accused him of having a Springfield XD .45-caliber pistol in his car while his FOID card was revoked.

The most serious charge against Kimble – aggravated criminal sexual abuse – is punishable by three to seven years in prison.

He faced the same penalty during the 2015 trial, when he was accused of molesting an employee’s daughter.

Kimble often would baby-sit the girl and her five siblings – who sometimes referred to the now-50-year-old as “Uncle Dave” or “Daddy Dave.”

Kimble’s attorney was not available for comment. The cases will pick up Sept. 10.

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