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CLINTON — A preliminary hearing is set for an Illinois man charged with three counts of sexual abuse.

Kenneth A. Brown, 20, of Moline, Illinois, is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. July 7. Bond is set at $50,000, cash only.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Brown. Derek G. Jones of the State Public Defender’s Office filed a motion to withdraw, citing temporary overload.

According to a court affidavit, at 3:10 p.m. Dec. 3, an officer was dispatched to a Clinton residence for the reported sexual assault of a juvenile, who was under 12 years old. The child said he was assaulted by Brown on Dec. 3 in the living room of the residence.

The affidavit says an officer conducted a recorded interview with Brown at the Clinton Police Department on Feb. 27 and that Brown admitted to committing multiple sexual acts with the juvenile.