Man charged with sex abuse of child at wife’s in-home daycare

David Seaton
David Seaton

Editor’s note: This report initially indicated David Seaton was currently a member of the West Suburban Fire Department. The information was provided by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. However, Kay Gober, deputy chief of the West Suburban Fire Department, notified The Rock River Times Jan. 16 that Seaton has not been a member of the department for more than two years. The Rock River Times regrets the error.

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David Seaton, 51, has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at his wife’s in-home daycare, Pam’s Daycare, in Winnebago, Illinois.

Allegations were made to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Jan. 5, and Seaton was arrested Jan. 13. He is being held on a $75,000 bond.

The charges stem from an investigation into inappropriate contact Seaton allegedly had with a child younger than 13.

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony punishable by a sentence of three to seven years in prison, or probation followed by Mandatory Supervised Release.

Seaton is a former auxiliary police officer for the City of Freeport and a former volunteer firefighter with the West Suburban Fire Department.

Seaton is scheduled to be in court at 9 a.m., Feb. 4, before Judge John Truitt.

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

2 thoughts on “Man charged with sex abuse of child at wife’s in-home daycare

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Editor’s note: This comment has been edited by the moderator.

    Statistics dictate that once a pedophile is “caught,” there are approximately 70 previous victims. HOW many years has Pam’s Daycare been in existence? HOW did this alleged incident happen if Pam was the caregiver for these children? WHEN was this man allowed to be alone with a child? WHERE was Pam when this was happening?

    ANYONE who has EVER left a child in the daycare NEEDS to talk with their child(ren) and find out if their child was a victim …!! …

    HAS DCFS closed down the daycare since this incident unfolded? If not, WHY not?

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Why did RRT feel the need to EDIT my submission? There was no swearing, accusations, anything that was offensive or hurtful….I had entered a FACT about when pedophilia stops & RRT felt that was what? What happened to freedom of speech? If RRT is going to be THIS sanctimonious, then I definitely don’t need to read your paper NOR advise others to read it, AS I HAVE ALWAYS DONE! RRT has sorely disappointed me!!!!!

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