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Man convicted in absentia after jumping bail

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 4th, 2014

CLINTON A former Clinton man was sentenced in absentia in DeWitt County Circuit Court on Monday after failing to show up for the final day of his trial.

Duane T. Thackrey, 28, of Bloomington, formerly of Clinton, was charged with five counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child (Class X felony) and one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 felony). The victim was under 12 years old at the time of the offenses and was known to the defendant.

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