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Crime & Courts

Sycamore man found guilty in child rape case

SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man was found guilty Thursday on charges that he raped a child for years.

After two hours of deliberation, a jury found Timothy L. Munk, 52, of the 2300 block of Hickory Lane in Sycamore, guilty of 12 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, said Prosecutor Phil Montgomery with the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Montgomery said Munk repeatedly had sex with a girl between the ages of 8 and 11. Munk, who had lived with the girl’s mother, sexually assaulted the child over a period of three years.

He was arrested in December 2009.

During the jury trial – which began Monday – four witnesses testified on behalf of the state. The defense called three witnesses. Munk did not testify.

An expert in the area of child sexual assault testified that there was physical evidence of sexual assault on the girl’s body, Montgomery said.

Munk is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 9. He will be subject to consecutive sentencing and faces a minimum of 72 years, Montgomery said.

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