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Freeport man charged with sexual assault to a minor

FREEPORT (WREX) — A Freeport man is in custody after police say he sexually assaulted a minor.

Daniel Reed, 26, of Freeport, was taken into custody on Monday at his home on S. Chicago Ave.

Authorities say the alleged incident happened in Dec. of 2019. Reed had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13, according to police.

Police say the victim was a family member of Reed.

Reed had two warrants out for his arrest and is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, both felony charges.

Reed is being held in the Stephenson County Jail. His bond is set at $75,000.

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