Lake in the Hills Man Charged With Traveling to Kentucky to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct With a Minor | USAO-NDIL

ROCKFORD — A man from Lake in the Hills, Ill. was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. 

KEVIN R. DUFFY, 35, was charged with four counts of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor who was 15 years old and at least four years younger than Duffy. 

The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI.  The Lake in the Hills Police Department assisted in the investigation.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica S. Maveus.

According to the indictment, Duffy traveled from Illinois to Kentucky on June 25, 2020, July 3, 2020, Aug. 5, 2020, and Oct. 1, 2020, with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with the minor.  Duffy has been in law enforcement custody since his arrest on Nov. 18, 2020.

Each count in the indictment carries a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in federal prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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