Charges: Man Sexually Abused Minor He Met Online


ST. CHARLES, Illinois — Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 50-year-old Ronald J. Lye with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, 13 counts and traveling to meet a minor.

Kane County prosecutors allege that multiple times since April 1, 2020, Lye drove to a juvenile’s home, picked up the juvenile, whom he met on a social media dating app, drove the juvenile to his Aurora home and had sexual contact with the victim.

Lye knew the juvenile was younger than 18 years old.

Lye appeared May 9, 2020, in Kane County bond court. The judge set Lye’s bail at $275,000, with 10 percent ($27,500) to apply for bond. Lye remains in custody at the Kane County jail. If he posts bond, Lye is to have no contact with anyone younger than 18 years old, including family members.

The Kane County Child Advocacy Center and the Aurora Police Department
investigated the case, which remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at (630) 208-5160.

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