Fair
65°FFairFull Forecast

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.

More News

National video



Reader Poll

Which candidate do you support in Illinois' U.S. Senate race this fall?
Tammy Duckworth (D)
Mark Kirk (R)
Not sure
No opinion