Man faces sentencing after being found guilty of 2009 sexual assault
Online Staff Report
Ronald L. Jones, 60, has been found guilty of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault (one involving a firearm) and one count of aggravated unlawful restraint after a jury trail in front of Judge Rosemary Collins.
Dec. 19, 2009, the South Beloit Police Department and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched in reference to an aggravated criminal sexual assault that occurred in South Beloit. Officers learned that a female victim was sexually assaulted and beaten with a handgun and unlawfully restrained. The victim identified the defendant as the person who 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. Because of the defendant’s prior criminal record, he is extended-term eligible, and the sentencing range increases to six to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Also, because the offense involved the use of a firearm, enhanced sentencing applies, and the minimum sentence the defendant will receive is 21 years (truth in sentencing applies).
Aggravated unlawful restraint is a Class 3 felony with a sentencing range of two to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, because of the defendant’s prior criminal record, enhanced sentencing applies, and the sentencing range increases to two to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which will be served consecutively, and the defendant will be registered as a sex offender.
Sentencing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., April 9, in front of Judge Collins in courtroom 478.
Posted Feb. 21, 2013
Print This Article