Man arrested for criminal sexual abuse of child

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PEORIA, Ill. — A Peoria County man is out on bond after being arrested on charges of criminal sexual abuse of a child.

The man, 67-year-old Benjamin Barajas-Silva, was arrested at 3 a.m. Tuesday. His alleged victim was less than five years old.

No formal charges have been filed. Barajas-Silva was released after posting a $100 bond.

His court date is set for Sept. 18.

There is no other information at this time.

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