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Johnsburg man charged with sexually abusing female juvenile in Round Lake Beach

Bruce E. Walker, 58, of Johnsburg.

A Johnsburg man was arrested at his workplace after a warrant was issued for him by Round Lake Beach police on charges of sexually abusing and grooming a female juvenile.

Bruce E. Walker, 58, of the 2200 block of Bison Lane in Johnsburg, was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, and one count of grooming, a Class 4 felony.

The Round Lake Beach Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Walker on February 11 following an investigation.

The warrant alleges that Walker committed an act of sexual penetration with a minor between the age of 13 and 16. The warrant also alleges Walker used an internet service and/or device to solicit the juvenile to commit a sex offense.

Walker was arrested on February 17 without incident at his workplace in the 2200 block of Pierce Drive in Spring Grove by the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team.

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He was released from the Lake County Jail two days later after posting ten percent of his $100,000 bond, court records show.

Walker appeared in court on Thursday. It was not immediately known when his next court date will be.


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