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Dixon man arrested on sex abuse charges

Police: 65-year-old molested young girl during past 2 years

Joseph J. Fane
Joseph J. Fane

DIXON –A 65-year-old Dixon man has been charged with sexually abusing a young girl – something that police say happened over the course of the past 2 years.

Joseph J. Fane was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Dixon Police on four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a girl younger than 13, felony charges that can each carry a sentence of up to 7 years in prison.

Fane’s bond was set at $50,000. He has since bonded out of jail.

These are his first felony charges in Lee County.

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