Court finds Quincy man unfit to stand trial in sex abuse case

Johnnie Kadow
Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 9:40 pm Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 9:45 pm

QUINCY -- Prosecutors are not contesting a finding that a Quincy man charged with multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual abuse of a child is unfit to stand trial.

Court records show that Johnnie W. Kadow was found unfit to stand trial Wednesday by Judge Robert Adrian in Adams County Circuit Court after prosecutors agreed to the motion made by Public Defender Babs Brennan. The fitness report was submitted by Quincy psychologist Frank Froman last month, but the Adams County state's attorney's office hadn't had time to review the document to determine whether it would contest it.

Kadow, 37, will be transferred to the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services for further evaluation to determine whether he can be made fit to stand trial within one year.

Status hearings in the case were set for Jan. 3 and Jan. 24.

Kadow was arrested Aug. 2 after the Quincy Police Department received a call July 31 alleging he had been sexually assaulting two children under the age of 13.

He has been held in the Adams County Jail on $250,000 since his arrest.