Teachers' Notification to DCFS Leads to Sexual-Assault Conviction of Aurora Man

Teachers’ Notification to DCFS Leads to Sexual-Assault Conviction of Aurora Man

A Kane County jury has found 30-year-old Marcus Currie guilty of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony.

Marcus Currie

According to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office Facebook post, Assistant State’s Attorneys Tyler Cox and Stacey Wittman presented evidence during the trial that between February 2018 and January 2019 Currie sexually assaulted the victim, who was younger than 13 years old. Currie was living with the victim’s family.

Kane County Judge Alice Tracy set Currie’s next court appearance for 10 a.m. Sept. 1, 2021, in Courtroom 313 for motions and to set a sentencing date. Currie faces a sentence of between 12 and 120 years of imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

In addition to the prison term, Currie must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.

Currie remains in custody at the Kane County jail, where he has been held in lieu of $250,000 bail since his arrest. Judge Tracy revoked bond upon conviction.

“This child has been let down by adults who she should be able to trust, yet has shown strength and persistence during this prosecution in which she had to tell her story to strangers,” Cox said. “I’m proud of her, and I’m thankful for the adults who did right by her. Teachers and administrators saw signs of abuse on her and immediately notified the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Upon receiving the report DCFS instructed this child’s mother to take her to a doctor, where the child disclosed the sexual abuse. Thanks to the staff at the Kane County Child Advocacy Center for their work in this case.”

Kane County SAO on Facebook