A Chana man pled not guilty in Ogle County court yesterday in connection with a sexual abuse case.
59-year old Richard Erd has been arrested on 2 counts of the Class 2 felony offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Ogle County Sheriff's police received word of the alleged incident on July 21st by a medical provider. Erd allegedly had contact with a juvenile on July 20th. He knew the victim who was a family member.
Erd waived his preliminary hearing yesterday and demanded a jury trial. He returns to court on October 15th for a pre-trial conference.
Erd is out of jail following the posting of 10% of a $100,000 bond.