Elburn police officer charged with child sexual assault

An Elburn police officer has been charged with preying on and sexually assaulting a child he knew over a 10-year period.

Bail was set at $500,000 Tuesday morning for David L. Wright, 53, of the 43W0-99 block of McDonald Road in Campton Hills, according to a news release from Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon's office.

Wright is charged with 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and 11 counts of criminal sexual assault.

McMahon said the assaults took place between March 2005 and April 2015. The victim was younger than 13 when the assaults began.

Wright was arrested Monday night at his home.

To be released from jail, Wright must post $50,000. If he is released, he can't have any contact with the victim or the victim's family, and must stay at least 150 feet away from the victim's home and school. He also has to surrender all firearms and ammunition to police.

Wright has been a patrol officer for Elburn since 1991, according to Elburn Police Chief Steven Smith. Elburn placed him on paid leave.

Wright is next due in court at 9 a.m. May 6 before Associate Judge Clint Hull.

If convicted, Wright could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison on each of the 10 Class X counts and up to 15 years on each of the 11 Class 1 counts, to be served consecutively. He would not be eligible for probation and would have to register for life as a sexual offender.

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