A 66-year-old man from Effingham is in custody on 8 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault to a child after an investigation at an in-home daycare. Martin D. Hubbard was taken into custody by Effingham Police on Monday after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Bond was set at $800,000 with 10% to apply.
Hubbard was arrested after an investigation in late August led to police receiving a report of a sexual assault that occurred at an in-home daycare in Effingham. Further investigation showed that there were multiple juveniles all under the age of 5.
Each count of predatory criminal sexual assault faces a mandatory sentence of 6-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and could lead to a mandatory sentence of natural life in prison.
The investigation is still ongoing by both Effingham Police and the Effingham County State’s Attorney’s Office.