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Man found not guilty of attempted sex abuse

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 2:10 a.m. CDT

MORRISON – A Whiteside County jury deliberated about an hour and 15 minutes Wednesday before finding a Rock Falls man not guilty of trying to sexually abuse a teen girl in February.

Thomas Dugger, 42, was acquitted of attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a 2-day trial.

Prosecutors accused Dugger of inappropriately touching a girl between the ages of 13 and 18.

Dugger was represented by Dixon attorney Paul Whitcombe. Whiteside County Assistant State’s Attorney Terry Costello was the prosecutor.

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