Overcast
72°FOvercastFull Forecast

18-year-old charged with sexual assault

Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Caption
Thomas L. Kanzler III

DIXON – An 18-year-old Dixon High School student was arrested on a sexual assault charge Friday morning at the school.

Thomas L. Kanzler III, of Dixon, was taken into custody about 10:30 a.m. on a Dixon Police Department warrant for criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, and criminal sexual abuse, a Class A misdemeanor.

Although the arrest was made at the high school, the charges didn’t involve the school, Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss said.

“He was a student there, but the charges had absolutely nothing to do with the school,” Langloss said. “That’s just where we arrested him.”

Langloss said Kanzler was charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Because of their ages, he is also charged with misdemeanor child sexual abuse.

Police received a report of the allegations, which have an early April time frame, on April 30, Langloss said.

Kanzler’s bond was set at $250,000. He was being held at the Lee County Jail pending a court appearance.

National video



Reader Poll

The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
No, not interested