Elburn police officer charged with sexual assault of child under 13

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A west suburban police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a child for more than 10 years, officials announced Tuesday.

David L. Wright, a police officer in Elburn since 1991, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, each a Class X felony; and 11 counts of criminal sexual assault, each a Class One felony, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

From March 2005 until April 2015, Wright “repeatedly sexually assaulted” a child he knew, a statement from prosecutors said. The child was younger than 13 when the assaults began, the statement said.

Wright was arrested at his Campton Hills home Monday morning and is being held in the Kane County Jail on a $500,000 bond, according to prosecutors. He is scheduled to appear in court next on May 6.

He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation, according to Elburn police.

If he posts bail, he will be prohibited from any direct or indirect contact with the victim and their family “until further order of the court,” prosecutors said. He is also prohibited from being within 150 feet of the victim’s residence and school. He must also surrender his firearms and ammunition, authorities said.

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