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18-year-old charged with sexual assault

Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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.

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