Juvenile Sex Crimes

Two juvenile boys, ages 15 and 12, and both from Smithboro, have admitted in Bond County Circuit Court to having sexual conduct with other children in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The 15-year old originally faced 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and admitted to committing six of them. Five of the counts alleged the defendant used force in committing the offenses.

The victims ranged in age from five to 16.

The 12-year old defendant admitted in court to committing seven of the nine counts against him, six for criminal sexual assault and one for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He also made a stipulated admission to another aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge.

The victims ranged in age from four to 14.

A dispositional hearing for the 12-year old defendant is scheduled for this week. The 15-year-old defendant is to be back in court later this month.

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