Partly Cloudy
87°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Byron man charged with sexual abuse

Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

BYRON – A Byron man was being held Wednesday on $250,000 bond after being arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation of a child.

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department reported that the arrest of Judah E. Pearl, 28, stems from an incident that happened on New Year’s Day. According to a news release, the crime involved a female juvenile in Byron.

Pearl will appear in court Friday.

National video



Reader Poll

An 82-year-old Sterling man recently parachuted from a plane for the first time. Would you ever skydive?
Yes, I've never done it but would try it
Yes, I've already skydived and enjoy it
No, I've never done it and don't want to
No, I've done it and don't want to again