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DeKalb man arraigned in child sex abuse case

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:09 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:37 p.m. CST
Jeremiah Riggs, 34, of the 11100 block of Market Street in DeKalb, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child younger than 13.

SYCAMORE — A 34-year-old DeKalb man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old relative maintained his innocence Monday at the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Jeremiah Riggs, of the 11100 block of Market Street, was charged with 15 counts of predatory sexual criminal assault. He formall pleaded not guilty to all 15 counts Monday.

Each count is punishable by between six and 30 years in prison. If Riggs is convicted of all 15 charges, he would face between 90 and 450 years in prison.

Riggs remained in DeKalb County Jail Monday unable to post 10 percent of his $750,000 bond. He is next due in court April 29.

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