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Man charged with sexual abuse of minor

Evanston police say a 25-year-old Evanston man has been charged with sexually abusing a McHenry County girl.


Evanston police say a 25-year-old Evanston man has been charged with sexually abusing a McHenry County girl.

Commander Tom Guenther says the investigation started when the girl’s mother called police last Friday and said her daughter had spent time away from home that week without permission in the company of an Evanston man the mother didn’t know.

Based on information received from the mother, daughter and other witnesses, Guenther says, police identified Joseph Werwath of 836 Sherman Ave. #6 as a suspect in the case.

After the state’s attorney’s office reviewed the case, Werwath was charged with three felony counts of criminal sexual abuse and his parole status was revoked.

He’s scheduled to appear in Skokie district court on June 18.

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