Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Child is Found Dead

- LOVES PARK - A former Loves Park man accused of sexually assaulting a child, dies of an apparent suicide.

45-year-old Jeff Franta was charged last week with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Police say Franta bonded out of the Winnebago County Jail on April 11th, and was found dead the following day.

They say the crimes he was accused of took place between 2003 and 2009.

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