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Quincy man facing additional child sex charges

Posted: Nov. 27, 2012 4:38 pm Updated: Dec. 11, 2012 6:15 pm

By DON O'BRIEN
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Additional charges were filed Tuesday against a Quincy man who was already facing an aggravated child pornography charge.

Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard filed three more felony charges against Eric W. Ahearn, 40. Ahearn was charged with criminal sexual assault of a family member under the age of 18, which is a Class 1 felony, and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, which are Class 2 felony counts.

"Additional investigation indicated that there were other victims," Barnard said.

Ahearn was arrested on Oct. 18 on a charge of production/possession of child pornography. According to the Quincy Police Department, officers launched an investigation of Ahearn on April 4, which resulted in his arrest. The victim was a Quincy resident under the age of 13, police said.

Ahearn is being lodged in the Adams County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond. A motion to reduce his bond earlier this month was denied by Judge Scott Walden. Ahearn was supposed to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, but it was postponed to 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 11.

 

-- dobrien@whig.com/221-3370

 

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