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71-year-old man charged with fondling two young girls in church

LoreM. Gaspar  |  Chicago Police photo

Loreto M. Gaspar | Chicago Police photo

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A 71-year-old Andersonville man was ordered held on $300,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly fondled two girls inside a church.

Loreto M. Gaspar was at St. Ita Catholic Church in the 1200 block of West Catalpa on Aug. 21 when he began talking to two girls — ages 6 and 9 — and then fondled them, prosecutors said.

Gaspar was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

He was arrested at his home on Aug. 23, police said.

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