Wade Willard

Wade Willard

The Stone County Sheriff’s Department has charged another county man with touching of a child for lustful purposes.

Wade A. Willard, Sr. a 60-year-old resident of McHenry, was arrested Sept. 30 after having been sought for a while by SCSD investigators.

“The child’s mother had called wanting to file a report about her child being touched inappropriately,” said SCSD Investigator Amanda Schonewitz. “Based on our investigation, we filed an affidavit and obtained a warrant for his arrest.”

Investigators spent more than two weeks in an effort to track Willard down before receiving a tip.

“Our department received an anonymous call that he was at home and had been driving a stolen vehicle,” Schonewitz said. “Deputies found the vehicle at his residence, knocked on the door and took him into custody.”

Willard was given a $75,000 bond and, as of Monday, remained lodged at the Stone County Regional Correctional Facility.

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