Registered sex offender arrested for alleged inappropriate contact with a child

URBANA - Champaign County authorities say a Mahomet registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly molesting a girl under the age of 13.

The 33-year-old man is being held on $500,000 bond, and authorities say they expect to formally charge the man with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child on Monday.

According to Champaign County Sheriff's Sgt. Tony Shaw, the girl reported inappropriate contact she allegedly had with the man to her mother.  Shaw also said a forensic interviewer at Urbana's Child Advocacy center and sheriff's investigators interviewed the girl, and that the girl's statements about the inappropriate contact were consistent.

In 2003, the man pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Champaign County.
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