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Man taken into custody after alleged incident in Sugar Grove

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 12:15 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 12:16 p.m. CST

Jeffery D. Bernard, 51, of the 100 block of St. George Lane, Oswego, was taken into custody by U.S. marshals today after a warrant was issued for him on Dec. 18, charging him with attempted criminal sexual abuse and battery after an incident in Sugar Grove.

According to a press release from the Sugar Grove Police Department, the victim has alleged that on Aug. 13, Bernard followed her from her place of employment in Montgomery to a remote area in Sugar Grove. According to the allegation, Bernard stopped her and then made physical contact with her that was of a sexual nature. She was able to get away when another vehicle approached, Sugar Grove police said.

Bernard is being held at the Kane County Jail on $10,000 bail.

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