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A Tennessee man is being charged with sexual assault and abuse of children in DeKalb County.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office alleges that 47-year-old Richard Morningstar Jr., of Calhoun, Tennessee, had sexual contact with two family members who were children. Police say it occurred between 2014 and 2017 in the 9200 block of Route 64 in rural Sycamore.

Earlier this week, a DeKalb County judge issued an arrest warrant for Morningstar who was picked up in Tennessee by local authorities and is awaiting extradition to Illinois.

In a news release, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says that it had learned in May that the Oregon Police Department had opened an investigation into Morningstar with allegations of child abuse in DeKalb County and began a follow up investigation.