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Suspended family law attorney is accused of additional sex crimes

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A suspended Chicago family law attorney faces additional sexual assault and sexual abuse charges involving attacks on two women he knew through his law practice.

David Pasulka, 61, was arrested Jan. 19 on charges of felony criminal sexual assault by force, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and criminal sexual abuse by force, according to a press release and stories by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and CBS Chicago.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a paralegal and a woman whose children he was representing as guardian ad litem in a custody case. The charges stem from incidents that happened in 2017.

Pasulka allegedly told the paralegal that he could destroy her reputation if she didn’t submit to his advances. She left the firm and called police after she learned while monitoring emails in her work duties in 2018 that she wasn’t the only victim, prosecutors said.

He allegedly told the other woman that if she does the right things she could get full custody of her children. She ended up losing custody.

Pasulka was charged last year with sexually assaulting an associate at his firm, sexually abusing another associate and fondling a woman while telling her that she had to “do a little extra” to get custody of her children. He was also accused of sexual misconduct in a July ethics complaint.

Pasulka was suspended from law practice in December pending resolution of the cases.

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