Georgetown man found guilty of sexually assaulting a child

    Judge (MGN Online)

    A Georgetown man is found guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child Thursday, Jan. 10.

    A Vermilion County jury returned a verdict of guilty against Joseph S.A. Johnson during a two-day jury trial.

    Evidence was presented in April of 2016 when a juvenile female told her mother she had been in Johnson's care when he committed an act of sexual penetration upon her.

    The report was later investigated by the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department.

    During the investigation, officials learned Johnson had committed multiple sex acts against the juvenile for a number of years.

    Officials also discovered a second child victim who claimed Johnson had also committed sexual acts while she was in his care over the same period.

    Johnson will be sentenced March 14, 2019 by the Honorable Nancy S. Fahey.

    Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child is a class X felony and carries a sentencing range of six to 60 years behind bars.

    Johnson will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence.

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