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Mr. Young was a traveling dance instructor who allegedly sexually abused students all around the country, including Effingham, Illinois. Mr. Young almost found himself behind bars again on Monday during a court hearing into violations of his bond.
Charles Young, 34, of Springfield, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a person under the age of consent, a Class 2 felony, and criminal sexual assault while in a position of supervision of a victim between the age of 13 and 17, a Class 1 felony.
Prosecutors allege that while Young was working as an instructor at a dance studio in Effingham, he later sexually abused a girl he met at the studio on Dec. 9, 2012 in a local motel room. According to Jacqueling Lazzar, a local FBI Agent, the incident was part of a larger pattern of abuse.
Young posted $2,500 and was released on Feb. 26, 2016, with the order that he have no contact with anyone under age 18 other than his daughter. That order was violated earlier this year, Lazzara said, when Young was working in Northern Illinois.
The state asked that Young’s bond be placed at $50,000, the original level.
Judge Amanda Ade-Harlow allowed Young to remain free on the $25,000 bond he has posted, with a five-minute explanation of what the no contact order meant.
“I am making it clear, Mr. Young, zero, zilch, nada,” she warned him.
“Does that include church, your honor?” Young asked.
As long as children are present, the judge said he cannot attend church.