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Monroe man arrested for abusing a child
Ryan Berg
Ryan A. Berg

MONROE - A Monroe man remained in custody over the weekend, after police were called by authorities in Freeport to investigate a child’s welfare and arrested him for abusing a child.

According to Monroe Police Chief Fred Kelly, Monroe police were called to a west side apartment just after 10:45 check on the welfare of a child. The call came from Freeport, where police were initially called to check on the boy, whom authorities did not provide an age or any other information.

When they got to the 700 block of 21st Street, a further investigation led to the arrest of Ryan A. Berg, 48. He was taken to Green County Jail where he remained pending a bond hearing, although online court records do not yet reflect a case against Berg or a date for the bond hearing.