Rockford Scanner™: Poplar Grove man arrested on child sex offenses

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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Poplar Grove man on multiple child sex offenses.

Daniel Dye, 69 years old of Poplar Grove, was charged with one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child (Class X Felony) and one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony). Dye was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $500,000.00 (10%) bond.

The arrest of Dye came after it was reported he had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13.  Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives investigated the case along with the Anchorage (Alaska) Police Department.

The investigation continues and additional charges are possible. A class X felony is punishable by six (6) to sixty (60) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 2 felony is punishable by three (3) to seven (7) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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