Pesotum man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with teen

Pesotum man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with teen

URBANA — A Pesotum man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a teen is due back in court Oct. 23.

Myles Sorensen, 27, was arraigned Thursday on a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, alleging he engaged in improper conduct Aug. 4 with a teenage girl from Mahomet whom he knew through family friends.

Champaign County sheriff’s Lt. Curt Apperson said the teen reported the contact to his office Aug. 7, and the girl was interviewed two days later at the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Apperson said the contact allegedly occurred at Sorensen’s home and that the girl did not consent to it.

Sheriff’s investigators later contacted Sorensen, then forwarded their reports to the state’s attorney’s office. A warrant for Sorensen’s arrest was issued Sept. 6, and Sorensen turned himself in the next day.

He posted bond and returned to court Thursday with an attorney.

Judge John Kennedy informed him he could face penalties ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison if convicted.

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