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Florida man arrested in Lake in the Hills gets $2 million bond on sex charges

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:46 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:49 p.m. CDT
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BRUCE LISLE – A Florida man visiting family in LITH over the weekend was arrested on a warrant out of Florida for sex crimes against children. He's facing a life sentence for the crimes there. Judge Prather set the man's bond at $2 million and his attorney indicated he would be able to post bond and be released

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge set bond at $2 million for Florida man wanted for sex crimes with children.

The defense attorney for 73-year-old Bruce D. Lisle indicated that he'd be able to post 10 percent, or $200,000, necessary for his release. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather on Wednesday said that if Lisle posts bond, he has seven days to turn himself in to authorities in Indian County, Florida.

Lisle, of Alachua, Florida – which is outside Gainesville – was arrested July 4, while visiting family in Lake in the Hills.

A no-bond warrant was issued for his arrest out of Indian River County, Florida, for what prosecutors there call capital sexual battery. The charge is similar to Illinois' predatory sexual assault of a child and involves sexual contact with a child under 12 years old.

Lisle is accused in six counts, each carrying a possible life sentence, Indian County Assistant State's Attorney Chris Taylor said.

In court Wednesday, Facchini told Prather that there was "no specificity" to the charges against Lisle and that they occurred between 1998 and 2003. The defense attorney said that the allegations stem from a family member whom Lisle once, but no longer, supported financially.

Assistant State's Attorney Dave Johnston asked the judge to continue to hold Lisle without bond, while the extradition process played out. Taylor said his office was working to secure a governor's warrant to extradite Lisle.

"I doubt he will turn himself in to the state of Florida," Johnston said.

Lisle had not bonded out as of early Wednesday afternoon, McHenry County Jail officials said.

Indian River County, Florida, is about 150 miles north of Miami, and was named one of the United States' richest counties.

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