Local man arrested on sex abuse, porn charges


ROCHELLE — Rochelle police are continuing an investigation after arresting a Rochelle man Thursday on sexual abuse and child pornography charges.
On Monday, Jan. 14, occurrences of alleged sexual abuse were reported to the Rochelle Police Department.
After investigating the allegations, police arrested Steven B. Molina, 22, of Rochelle, on Thursday during a traffic stop.

Molina is being held on multiple charges including unlawful production of child pornography (Class X felony), predatory criminal sexual assault (Class X felony), two counts of indecent solicitation of a child (Class 1 felony), and aggravated criminal sexual abuse (Class 2 felony).
In conjunction with the case, several search warrants were obtained for Molina’s residence, vehicle and a social media account. As a result of these warrants, detectives reportedly seized several electronic devices for forensic examination.
At this time, the investigation has revealed two alleged victims and the cases remain open.
Molina is currently being held in the Ogle County Jail on $1 million bond.

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