Crime & Courts

Former Marengo man accused of sexually assaulting young girl

MARENGO – A former Marengo man posted $15,000 bail and was released from jail Tuesday morning after being charged with sexually assaulting a young girl over the course of six years.

Brian T. Erboe, 43, of 821 St. John St., Elgin, was arrested Monday and charged with one count each of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The more serious offense is a Class X felony, typically punishable by between six and 30 years in prison.

Lt. James Popovits of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office said the abuse occurred from November 2006 to December 2012 in an unincorporated area of the county near Marengo where Erboe used to live.

The alleged victim is under 13 years old, Popovits said, and disclosed the abuse to a family member, who then reported it to police.

There are no other known victims at this time, Popovits said.

"The investigation is still active," he said. "[Additional] charges may be forthcoming depending on what we find with the evidence."

– Sarah Sutschek

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