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Man sentenced to 28 years in prison for sexual assault

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A Winnebago County judge has sentenced a Wheaton man to 28 years in prison for aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Judge Brendan Maher handed down the sentence Tuesday to 29-year-old Todd J. Shevelson, who pleaded guilty in July as part of a plea agreement. Shevelson must serve 85% of his sentence and register as a sex offender for the rest of this life. He was credited for 1,369 time served, days he spent in the Winnebago County Jail from July 14, 2014, to April 13, 2018. 

In April 2014, the Rockford Police Department received a report of a sexual and physical assault. The victim reported the assaults occurred over several days beginning in late March 2014 until it was reported to law enforcement in April.

Shevelson was arrested as the result of follow-up investigation and subsequently indicted by a Winnebago County grand jury. 

Aggravated criminal sexual assault is a Class X felony punishable six to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years to life on parole.

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