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Galena man charged with sexual child assault

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GALENA (KWWL) -- The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department arrested an 18-year-old man for sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.

The Sheriff's department announced it conducted a criminal investigation, ending with the July 8 arrest of 18-year-old Aaron Rager of Galena.

Prosecutors are charging Rager with eight counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, which is a Class X felony.

According to the Sheriff's Department, a person commits this crime if the accused is older than 17 and the victim is younger than 13. In this case, the girl was 12.

If convicted, Rager could face anywhere from 6 to 60 years of imprisonment.

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department says this case is still under investigation.

Online Reporter Becca Habegger

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