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Man charged with sexually assaulting daughter, growing pot

Shawn Lipsey / phofrom Kendall County Sheriff's office

Shawn Lipsey / photo from Kendall County Sheriff's office

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Updated: July 6, 2012 7:14PM

A man charged Friday with sexually assaulting his 11-year-old daughter is also accused, along with his wife, of growing more than two dozen marijuana plants at his Kendall County home.

Shawn Thomas Lipsey, 37, of the 500 block of East Broadway Street in Newark, was charged with six counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, two counts of indecent solicitation of a child, and one count each of possession of cannabis, production of cannabis sativa and obstructing justice, a release from the Kendall County Sheriff’s office said.

He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies responded April 20 to Millbrook Junior High School after a social worker reported an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by her father, the release said.

When police went to the girl’s home, they found a suspected cannabis-growing operation, and later learned that 27 pot plants had been growing at the residence and moved before police arrived.

Lipsey and his wife, Raissa Jarosz-Lipsey, were arrested at their home July 3 after warrants were issued July 2. Jarosz-Lipsey was charged with possession of cannabis, production of cannabis sativa and obstruction of justice, the release said.

Lipsey is being held in the Kendall County Jail on a $600,000 bond. Jarosz-Lipsey is being held on $100,000.

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