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updated: 10/18/2017 6:58 PM

Oswego man accused of assaulting child; mom sought

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An Oswego man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl had his bail reduced from $500,000 to $200,000 Wednesday by a Kane County judge.

Mark A. Hampton, 44, of the 600 block of Mansfield Way, faces six to 30 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender if convicted of predatory sexual assault of a child younger than 13.

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a 20-year-old Aurora woman on a felony charge of sexual exploitation of a child. Destiny U. Johnson, of the 1300 block of Monomoy Street, is accused of being present for, or aware of, sex acts between her daughter and Hampton, court records show.

The sexual exploitation charge is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.

According to court records, Hampton is accused of the assault in January 2017.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for Johnson's phone to search for sexually explicit text messages between her and Hampton after the child told a relative she was assaulted, according to court records.

Charges against Hampton were authorized Friday and he had been held at the county jail since Sunday.

Judge D.J. Tegeler Wednesday dropped Hampton's bail to $200,000, meaning he must post $20,000 to be released while the charges are pending, records show.

A message left with Liam Dixon, Hampton's attorney, was not immediately returned.

Hampton is next due in court Nov. 29.

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