Bloomington police officers arrested an Illinois man for aggravated criminal sexual abuse, sexual assault, and several child sex crimes, according to an article by The Pantagraph.
From approximately May 2010 to June 2020, this Illinois man allegedly committed multiple sex crimes against two different victims. According to official reports, both victims were under the age of 13 years old when the sex crimes occurred.
The Illinois man allegedly committed sexual assault and abuse against the first victim between 2010 and 2012. He also alleged committed sexual assault and abuse against a second victim between 2015 and 2020. Based on victim statements and police investigation, local authorities issued a warrant for the Illinois man’s arrest on September 23rd.
As a result of his alleged commission of these crimes, the Illinois man faces 32 felony counts for various sexual offenses, including:
- Criminal sexual assault (16 counts);
- Aggravated criminal sexual abuse (12 counts); and
- Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child (four counts).
While the alleged offender awaits further proceedings in McLean County, it seems appropriate to review the potential penalties he could face if convicted.
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
The Illinois punishment for aggravated criminal sexual abuse appears at 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60. Under this section, aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony. A conviction for a Class 2 felony in Illinois can result in a potential punishment of criminal fines up to $25,000, imprisonment for three to seven years, and probation for up to four years.
Criminal Sexual Assault
The Illinois punishment for criminal sexual assault appears at 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20. Under this section, criminal sexual abuse is a Class 1 felony. A conviction for a Class 1 felony in Illinois can result in a potential punishment of criminal fines up to $25,000, imprisonment for four to 15 years, and probation for up to four years.
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child
The Illinois punishment for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child appears at 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40. Under this section, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child is a Class X felony. A conviction for a Class X felony in Illinois can result in a potential punishment of criminal fines up to $25,000 and imprisonment for six to 30 years. Illinois does not offer probation or conditional discharge for Class X felonies.
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