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Dixon man charged with sex abuse

Ogle County Sheriff says abuse happened within past 2 years in rural Ogle County

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Peter J. Breckenfelder

OREGON – A Dixon man has been charged in Ogle County with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Peter J. Breckenfelder, 45, was arrested Feb. 13 after an investigation conducted by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department and Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center led investigators to him, according to a news release.

According to the release, the abuse happened sometime in the past 2 years in rural Ogle County.

Breckenfelder was taken to Ogle County Jail on a $50,000 bond. According to the jail, he posted bond Feb. 14.

He will next appear in court Friday.

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