Quincy man facing charges of child sex crimes to have December bench trial

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Aaron Washington

QUINCY — A Quincy man indicted over a year ago on multiple sex offense charges is scheduled to have his bench trial in December.

Aaron Washington, 46, was arrested on Sept. 12, 2022 after being interviewed at the Quincy Police Department. He is charged with Criminal Sexual Assault of a Family Member under the age of 18, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse with a Family Member under the age of 18, multiple counts of failing to Register as a Sex Offender and Unlawful Communication with a Minor.

Washington appeared in Adams County Circuit Court before Judge Robert Adrian with his attorney, Chief Public Defender Todd Nelson. Nelson requested a bench trial before Adrian that the judge scheduled for Dec. 14 and 15.

First Assistant State’s Attorney Todd Eyler said there were 14 potential witnesses listed in discovery, but the state would attempt to get the bench trial done in two days.

Quincy Police began investigating Washington last September after receiving information about alleged illegal contact he had with a 13-year-old Quincy girl. Investigators learned Washington had multiple social media sites, vehicles and other items he had failed to report on his sex offender registration as required by law. Investigators also learned Washington was living at an address on North 12th Street within 500 feet of Iles Elementary, 3111 N. 12th. 

Several minor children were interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center, and search warrants were executed on Washington’s electronic devices and social media.

Washington remains in the Adams County Jail on $50,000.

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