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Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child & Child Pornography


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July 7th, 2015 – Tuesday, 9:11 AM.

Bobby Jo Jenkins (45), 872 S. Henderson Street, formerly of Knoxville, was arrested by Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies on a warrant for 5 counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child and 1 count of Aggravated Child Pornography.

Bobby Jo Jenkins, 44

The arrest was the result of two week investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Investigators into allegations that Jenkins had sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13 years old during May 2015.  Evidence of child pornography was discovered during the investigation.

Jenkins in being held in the Knox County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted by the Galesburg Police Department and Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

The investigation is continuing.