Accused child sexual predator arrested in Bloomington


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) - Following a months long investigation, a Bloomington man has been arrested and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault involving a child.

53-year-old Andre Banks is facing multiple counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Victim under 13 and multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Victim under 13.

The Bloomington Police Department, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and McClean County Children's Advocacy Center began investigating the alleged abuse and assault back in mid-November.

Police said they believe there could be more victims in the Bloomington-Normal area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Mike Burns at (309) 43402457 or by e-mailing

Anonymous tips cam be left by calling McClean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.

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