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Dixon man is arrested for sexual assault, kidnapping, child pornography

Billy E. Beauchamp, 55, was arrested Saturday on several felony charges following an investigation that began the day before.
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DIXON, Ill. — A Dixon man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 6 on several felony charges following an investigation by the Dixon Police Department.

Dixon police began the criminal investigation on Friday, Aug. 5 and identified Billy E. Beauchamp, 55, as the suspect. 

Beauchamp was charged Saturday with child pornography, a Class X felony; aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony; child pornography, a Class 2 felony; and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. 

He remained in custody at the Lee County Jail as of Saturday.

Police Chief Steven Howell reminded the public to report any suspicious activity to the police department at 815-288-4411 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-228-4488.

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