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Polo sex offender accused of assaulting another teen

Steven Andrew Johnson
Steven Andrew Johnson

DIXON – A 39-year-old Polo sexual predator is in Lee County jail on $300,000 bond, accused of sexually assaulting another teen.

Steven Andrew Johnson, arrested Monday in the 200 block of South Hennepin Avenue, is charged with criminal sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, which carries 4 to 15 years in prison, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, which carries 3 to 7 years.

The assault happened on Nov. 10, investigators say in court records.

Johnson is a registered sex offender after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old in Lee County in 2003, when he was 23.

He was charged in Ogle County in May 2016 with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child younger than 18 and misdemeanor domestic battery; those charges were amended to add a felony count of failing to register as as sex offender, and he was convicted on that count and given a year and a half of conditional discharge. He also was charged that June with being a sexual predator in a public park; that misdemeanor charge was dismissed.

Johnson was convicted in 2000 of seven counts of burglary; six counts of burglary and one of theft were dismissed; of forgery and burglary in 1998, in two separate cases, and of writing bad checks the year before, all in Lee County.

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