Quincy man gets seven years in prison on child porn, meth possession charges

QUINCY — A Quincy man was sentenced Monday afternoon to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in August to one count of child pornography involving a child under the age of 13 and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Jeremy Windsor, 23, appeared before Judge Robert Adrian in Adams…

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Johnson to spend rest of life in prison after Adams County jury finds him guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault

PLEASE READ THIS CAUTIONARY NOTE: Readers should understand this story contains descriptions of sexual abuse. This may offend and shock some readers or be painful to survivors of sexual abuse or assault. Muddy River News believes it is necessary to report this information as a warning and a reminder of what comprises sexual abuse and the importance of protecting children and supporting…

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10-year-old girl details evening spent in hotel with ‘Uncle Leonard’ during sexual assault trial

PLEASE READ THIS CAUTIONARY NOTE: Readers should understand this story contains descriptions of sexual abuse. This may offend and shock some readers or be painful to survivors of sexual abuse or assault. Muddy River News believes it is necessary to report this information as a warning and a reminder of what comprises sexual abuse and the importance of protecting children and supporting…

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‘You violated the trust of everyone’: Graff receives two-year sentence for sexually abusing teenage girl

QUINCY — Judge Roger Thomson told Jonathan Graff he “violated the trust of everyone” in sentencing him Wednesday morning to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually abusing a teenage girl. Graff, 31, a youth basketball coach and athletic trainer, appeared at the hearing in Adams County Circuit Court with his attorney,…

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Quincy man gets five-year sentence in DOC after pleading guilty to sexual abuse charges with underage sisters

QUINCY — A Quincy man was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Friday morning following his guilty plea to two aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges. Camron Marold, 20, appeared with public defender Todd Nelson before Judge Amy Lannerd in Adams County Circuit Court. Nelson had asked Lannerd to sentence Marold…

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Assistant state’s attorney says plea deal may be possible in Rokusek case; review set for Sept. 27

Judge Thomson noted it will have been almost a year since Rokusek’s arrest when the status hearing happens on Sept. 27.
“If it’s not resolved then, we’ll be picking a trial date,” Thomson said. “I’m just giving you fair warning.”

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Minnesota man coaching gymnastics in West Virginia charged in Adams County with four sexual assault felonies with children under age 13

QUINCY — A gymnastics coach from West Virginia facing four charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 in Adams County made his first appearance Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court with his attorney, Drew Schnack. Leonard Johnson, 63, of Rochester, Minn., was lodged in the Adams County Jail…

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‘A little girl is supposed to be able to trust her father’: Gilker receives 19-year sentence for sexual assault, sexual exploitation of child

QUINCY — The voice of assistant state’s attorney Laura Keck trembled as she read aloud the seven-word victim impact statement of Bruce Gilker Jr.’s daughter during his sentencing hearing Wednesday afternoon in Adams County Circuit Court. “Bud makes me nervous, scared and sad,” she wrote. An Adams County jury found Gilker guilty May 11 of…

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Box given 270-day jail sentence, 36 months probation for theft in youth basketball program

QUINCY — A former Quincy University and John Wood Community College basketball star received probation and jail time Monday during a sentencing hearing in Adams County Circuit Court. Joel A. Box, 37, previously had pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge. Judge Robert Adrian sentenced Box to 270 days in jail and 36 months probation.…

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