Deputies arrest Hillcrest man for predatory criminal sexual assault


OREGON — A Hillcrest man was arrested Thursday by Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Deputies arrested Jody T. Willis, 44, of Hillcrest, on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child — Class X Felonies — and four counts of aggravated  criminal sexual abuse — Class 2 Felonies — according to court records. 

The arrest stems from an investigation the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office began in August of 2020 in which Willis is alleged to have sexual contact with a female minor. 

On Friday, Willis posted 10 percent of the $500,000 bond and was released from jail.