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Police looking for Amboy sex offender charged with sexually assaulting another minor

STERLING – A 28-year-old convicted Amboy child sex offender, who has an ongoing underage sex assault case in Lee County, now is charged with seven counts of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl in Whiteside County.

Police are looking for Andrew S. Daniels, who is facing new charges of sexual assault without consent and six counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a person who was at the time more than 5 years younger than he, Whiteside County Court records show.

The assault happened in summer 2019 in Sterling, while Daniels was living in Dixon, Detective Maggie Ellmaker said in a news release and the court records show.

Daniels also was charged in August in Lee County Court with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a person more than 5 years younger than he, and with violating his sex offender registration requirements; namely, he did not register an active internet identity with the Amboy chief of police, according to court documents.

He was released from Lee County jail on Oct. 12 after posting $15,000 of his $150,000 bond. He has a preliminary hearing Wednesday, and told the court he plans to hire a private attorney.

Daniels was charged in April 2013 and convicted in December 2015 in Lee County of misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse of a child 13 to 17. The girl was 16, and he was required to register as a child sex offender per his sentence.

He also was convicted of felony theft worth less than $500 on Dec. 1, 2015. Police said he stole numerous items, including fuel tanks and car motors, throughout Lee County in January 2013.

He was charged with burglary in Ogle County in March 2013 and convicted in November 2014.

Daniels is 6-foot-2, 260 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. According to the Sex Offender Registry, his last known address was in the 300 block of Metcalf in Amboy.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call Sterling Police at 815-632-6640 or the anonymous reward hotline, Crimestoppers, at 815-625-7867.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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