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Minister charged with sex abuse

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3:53 p.m. CDT
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Charles Babler

MOUNT MORRIS – A 64-year-old Mount Morris minister is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old, authorities said.

Charles Babler, recently a minister at Crossroads Community Church in Polo, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

He had sexual contact with the child in early 2011, according to a news release from the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department.

Babler was in Ogle County Jail Monday on $50,000 bond.

 

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