- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A father and son entered not guilty pleas in connection with the sexual assault of a woman during student orientation at Illinois State University.

Shawn Childs Jr. of Chicago is charged in McLean County Circuit Court with sexually assaulting an incoming student on July 19 in a dormitory. The 19-year-old is free after posting $10,035 bond, and was in court Friday with his lawyer, Stephanie Wong.

The state added two charges of criminal sexual abuse to the charges he already faces.

Shawn Childs Sr. remains jailed in lieu of $20,035 on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was represented Friday by public defender Michael Herzog.

Authorities say the alleged victim told authorities Childs Jr. followed her to her room and sexually assaulted her.



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