Tampico Man Accused of Sexual Assaulting a 12-Year-Old Girl

A Whiteside County man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old  girl.  The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Brandon Abell was arrested in Tampico after investigators found child pornography at his home.  They say the sexual assault happened in Winnebago County.  Abell is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, child pornography, kidnapping, traveling to meet a minor, indecent solicitation of a child, and grooming.  He is being held on $500,000 bond.

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