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Nauvoo Man Accused of Child Sex Crimes

Jul 8, 2019

A western Illinois man faces charges for sex-related crimes in two communities in the region.

The Nauvoo Police Department said it arrested Daniel Lafferty, 33, of Nauvoo after investigating allegations he sexually assaulted a child.

He is being held in the Hancock County Jail on $400,000 bond, charged with:

  • 1 count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child (Class X Felony)
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony)
  • 10 counts of Child Pornography (Class X Felony)
  • 21 counts of Child Pornography (Class 2 Felony)
  • 9 counts of Child Pornography (Class 3 Felony)

Nauvoo police said Lafferty is also being held on a “no bond” warrant out of Lee County, where he is charged with:

  • 5 counts of Second Degree Sexual Abuse (Class B Felony)
  • 5 counts of Incest (Class D Felony)
  • 1 count of Indecent Exposure (misdemeanor)

Those charges were filed after an investigation by the Fort Madison Police Department.

Police said they are continuing to investigate and more charges are expected.