Police: Step-grandfather sexually abused child

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A step-grandfather is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl.

Police say the man lifted up his granddaughter’s shirt after she got up for breakfast and came into the kitchen on an unspecified early 2018 date, then touched her breasts. He is facing a criminal aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge.

Officers say professionals completed a forensic interview of the victim in July at Child 1st Center in Decatur.

Sworn statements say the suspect denied doing anything intentionally when his wife and the girl’s parents questioned him about what they had heard.

The suspect’s bond is set at $20,000 in Macon County.

Note: WAND-TV is not identifying the suspect because doing so could identify the victim in this case.

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