Man charged in abuse

Reuven Bogoff (Chicago Police Dept. / July 17, 2011)

Bail was set at $250,000 in Cook County Bond Court today for a 59-year-old Wheeling man whose alleged sexual abuse of his son's friend began over a decade ago and continued for four years, according to prosecutors.

Police arrested Reuven "Randy" Bogoff, 59, of the 400 block of Plum Creek Drive, on Saturday evening. He is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault after the alleged victim, a male who is now 22 years old, came forward to police, according to court records.

Bogoff's alleged abuse of the child began in June of 1999, when the boy was 11 years old, and continued until September 2003 when the boy was 15 years old, according to police and court records. The incidents happened on the 2800 block of West Estes Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, police said.

Chicago police were notified of the incidents on June 26, 2011 and continue to investigate, officials said.

Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil told Bogoff not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18, with the exception of his daughter. She also forbade him from traveling outside Illinois except for reasons related to his job as a sales manager for a technology company.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8266.

bslodysko@tribune.com