76-year-old Galesburg man charged with sex crimes

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GALESBURG, Ill — Illinois State Police special agents arrested a 76-year-old man accused of having sexual contact with victims under 18 years of age.

Jerry Friend was arrested at his home in Galesburg, Illinois early Wednesday afternoon, January 25, 2012.

Friend is charged with three felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  He allegedly had sexual contact with two victims under 18 years of age.

Friend was held in the Knox County Jail.

Police are asking anyone with additional information about this investigation or Mr. Friend to contact them (309) 752-4915.