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Crime & Courts

McHenry man faces sex charge

McHENRY – A McHenry man remained in the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.

Bond was set at $80,000 for Edward E. Martin, 57, after his arrest Monday.

He is charged with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

He must post $8,000 to be released.

The abuse occurred over about the past year and a half, and the victim is now 13, said McHenry police Sgt. Ryan Sciame.

“She disclosed to her mother,” Sciame said. “He was confronted and did kind of a halfway admission to mom.”

Martin also made admissions to friends, Sciame said.

His next scheduled court date is today.

– Sarah Sutschek

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