Lake in the Hills man accused of traveling to meet 15-year-old faces federal charge

Each charge carries possible prison term of 30 years

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a 35-year-old Lake in the Hills man on charges alleging he traveled to meet a minor to engage in sexual conduct.

Kevin R. Duffy is charged with four federal counts of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor who was 15 years old, according to a news release.

Duffy is accused of traveling from Illinois to Kentucky last year on June 25, July 3, Aug. 5, and Oct. 1 with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with the teenager, according to the release. Duffy has been in custody since his arrest on a criminal complaint on Nov. 18.

Each count of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor is punishable by as many as 30 years in prison and a fine of as much as $250,000.

Katie Smith

Katie has reported on the crime and courts beat for the Northwest Herald since 2017. She began her career with Shaw Media in 2015 at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, where she reported on the courts, city council, the local school board, and business.