Byron man charged with sexually assaulting two underage girls

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BYRON, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Byron man faces class X felonies after an investigation into sexual assault of two girls.

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office began investigating the allegations against 54-year-old Duane Upchurch in March.

On Thursday, deputies arrested him on four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Upchurch is in the Ogle County Jail on a $500,000 bond. He's considered innocent until proven guilty.