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posted: 11/24/2013 4:55 PM

Authorities: Hampshire man caught with pipes, pot at courthouse, blames ex

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A 50-year-old Hampshire man said he wanted to stop his estranged wife from using drugs, but he's now accused of bringing what he said was her pot and paraphernalia to court.

Dan D. Travis, of the 400 block of Klick Street, was charged with two misdemeanors Nov. 8 after he tried to enter the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles with two marijuana pipes and marijuana in his jacket, according to a Kane County Sheriff's report and court records.

Court security personnel found a glass pipe and wood pipe and two plastic bags in his jacket containing 6.9 grams of marijuana, the report states.

"Travis essentially stated that the pipe and marijuana were (his wife's). They are getting a divorce, he removed said items from the house so she could not have them," according to the sheriff's report. "Travis advised he gets drug tested for work and does not test positive, he does not do drugs. Travis additionally advised he will obtain a drug test before his goes to court to prove he does not do drugs."

Travis is free on bond and due in court on Dec. 18. He faces up to a year in jail or fines and probation.

A message left with defense attorney Gary Topol was not returned.

According to court records, Travis' wife filed for divorce in October 2010, dropped the matter in June 2012 but reinstated in May 2013. The two sides were last due in court on Nov. 15; additional information was not available. Travis' divorce attorney did not return a phone message.

Abuse suspect convicted: A 38-year-old Carpentersville man was convicted Friday of sexually abusing a 4-year-old, according to Kane County prosecutors.

Francisco Nava, of the 0-99 block of Meadowlark Lane, was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in a bench trial before Judge John Barsanti. Barsanti heard testimony on Oct. 24 and 25 after Nava waived his right to a jury trial.

According to prosecutors, Nava molested the victim on March 30, 2012. The victim told a relative, who disregarded the story. The victim later told the victim's parents, who called police.

Nava told authorities that it was the victim who placed his hand inside the victim's clothing, prosecutors said.

Nava now faces between three and seven years in prison when sentenced on Jan. 10. Probation also is an option. He also must register for life as a sex offender.

Nava had been free on $10,000 bond, but it was revoked after the conviction.

Timothy Mahoney, who was Nava's defense attorney, did not return calls.

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