Man sentenced to 90 years for 2011 aggravated criminal sexual assault
Online Staff Report
Nathan Bell, 61, was sentenced June 29 to 90 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Joseph McGraw.
Bell was found guilty of three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault after a jury trial in front of Judge McGraw April 26.
Aug. 21, 2011, Rockford police were called to SwedishAmerican Hospital in reference to a criminal sexual assault investigation. Officers learned a female victim was sexually assaulted. The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect as well as a description of the vehicle the suspect drove, which resulted in Bell being developed as a suspect. The victim then identified Bell from a photographic lineup as the person who sexually assaulted her.
Aggravated criminal sexual assault is a class X felony with a sentencing range of six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.The defendant was sentenced to 30 years on each count, for a total of 90 years. Truth in sentencing applies. The defendant must serve 85 percent of the sentence and must register as a sex offender for natural life.
Posted June 29, 2012
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