Man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, Winnebago Co. authorities say
He is being held on $500,000 bond.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A Tampico man was taken into custody on Thursday after claims of sexual assault of a juvenile and an investigation by Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies.
A 12-year-old runaway juvenile had been in contact with 31-year-old Brandon L. Abell. During the course of the investigation, detectives found child pornography and determined the victim was sexually assaulted at a house on Horace Avenue within Winnebago County.
Abell was taken into custody is facing charges of five counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, and one count of the following: Child pornography, kidnapping, traveling to meet a minor, grooming and indecent solicitation of a child.
Abell is being held on $500,000 bond.
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