On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Downers Grove man on multiple child sex offenses.
Jeffrey Smith, 69 years old of Downers Grove, Illinois, 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). Smith remains in the Boone County Jail on a $1,000,000.00 (10%) bond.
The arrest of Smith came after it was reported he had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13 between the years of 2002 and 2019. Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate the case and additional charges are likely.
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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