Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Local

18-year-old charged with sexual assault

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.

Loading more