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Judge doubles bond for inmate who had contact with minors

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 4:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, March 8, 2014 12:03 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge Friday doubled the bond for a DuPage County man jailed on sex charges who allegedly reached out to minors while in custody.

Allen C. Iroegbulem, 22, of Roselle, needs $50,000 to be released from McHenry County Jail.

He first was charged in February 2013, with three counts of criminal sexual abuse for sexual encounters with minors in Crystal Lake and Woodstock. In one such instance, prosecutors said he urinated on one of the alleged victims after having sex with her.

Iroegbulem later posted $8,000 and was released jail. While out on bond, minor females were later found in a Schaumburg hotel room rented in his name. One of the girls was passed out, from what Assistant State's Attorney Dave Johnston said was consumption of drugs and alcohol. For that, Iroegbulem was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in DuPage County.

Those two underage girls later admitted that they had simultaneous sexual contact with Iroegbulem. He has not been charged with sex crimes for that, and the incident remains under investigation.

In light of the minors found in his hotel room, Judge Sharon Prather on Feb. 14 increased Iroegbulem's bond to $250,000, and he was remanded back into custody.

While at the McHenry County Jail, a McHenry County correctional officer testified Friday, Iroegbulem made phone calls to a 15-year-old girl asking her to send pictures of herself. She did. He also sent letters to other minors, asking that one change statements she made to police, the officer said.

Prather on Friday again increased Iroegbulem's bond to $500,000, and restricted his phone calls only to his mother and his attorney, and ordered that any pictures of minors in his jail cell be confiscated.

The three aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges he faces in McHenry County are punishable by up to seven years in prison.

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