CROWN POINT | Prosecutors charged a 46-year-old Crown Point man Thursday with having sexual relations with a minor beginning when the girl was 13.
Richard Kalecki Jr. is charged in Lake Criminal Court with three counts of child molesting and three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. He faces a maximum 50-year sentence if convicted on the most serious charge.
The victim told authorities she was 13 when in December 2010, Kalecki began sexually abusing her after telling her he wanted to teach her about the "birds and the bees."
Kalecki is alleged to have streamed pornographic videos on a laptop and also recorded his relations with the girl with a handheld camera, which he forced the girl to watch.
The girl told authorities she was afraid of Kalecki, who threatened to kill her if she didn't go along with his wishes, court records state.
If found out and jailed, Kalecki told the girl, "When I get out, I will hurt everyone who ratted me out, including you, and I will kill myself," court records state.
According to court records, a medical doctor confirmed the girl exhibited signs of sexual abuse. The doctor reportedly considered the girl to be suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Kalecki is alleged to have repeatedly sexually assaulted the girl until March 2012, when a family member suspected abuse.