Salem Man Found Guilty of Sex ChargesA 33-year-old Salem man has been found guilty by a Marion County Court Jury on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of criminal sexual assault.
Kyle Braddy of South College will be sentenced on June 21st following a pre-sentence investigation. Judge Michael McHaney revoked Braddy's bond following the guilty verdict and sent him to jail. The jury deliberated about an hour and a half before announcing their verdict.
Braddy faces four to 15 years in prison on the criminal sexual assault charge and three to seven years on each of the aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges.
Marion County State's Attorney Matt Wilzbach says Braddy was charged with both criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a girl who was then 14 years old and aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a girl who was 13 years old.
The charges state the sex acts were committed against the girls in the second half of 2011. He said they were family members. Both testified in the trial to the acts against them.
Marion County Sheriff's Department Detective Anthony Decker testified how the investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services began after a family member called the Department's hotline.
Another family member also testified she had been the victim of sexual acts by Braddy.
Braddy and his girlfriend both took the stand and denied the acts could have occurred because of the timeline.
Wilzbach said Braddy had no prior criminal record. He has not decided on what type of sentence to seek.
Braddy's attorney, Mark Tungate, had no comment on the verdict when leaving the courtroom Wednesday following the three day trial.
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