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Crime & Courts

Man charged with criminal sex abuse released

Nakia F. Fields, 22, of Aurora
Nakia F. Fields, 22, of Aurora

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge ruled Wednesday that an Aurora man charged with statutory rape of a girl be released on his signature.

Nakia F. Fields, 22, of the 1800 block of Ashwood Lane, has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. If he’s convicted, he could face three to
seven years in prison. If he does prison time, he also will receive four years of parole.

According to charges in court records, on June 11, Fields had sex with a girl between 13 and 17 years old. Assistant State’s Attorney Tyler Cox said he thinks the girl’s age is closer to 17, and that there is “strong evidence” Fields was aware of the victim’s age, as they were in a “casual dating” relationship.

A warrant for Fields’ arrest was signed Sept. 10 by Judge Philip Montgomery, with $30,000 bond attached. Fields has a felony conviction out of Kane County from 2015, Montgomery said.

Montgomery ruled that Fields be barred any unsupervised contact with children younger than 18 – including his 4-month-old son, who Fields said lives with the child’s grandmother in Batavia.

Fields is due back in DeKalb County court at 9 a.m. Dec. 14.

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