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

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