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Press Release-James Abron Sentence


Date: Friday, May 25, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

May 29th, 2018

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that James Abron (D.O.B. 11/8/1962) was sentenced to a total of 65 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt.  Abron was found guilty of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault and eight counts of Child Pornography after a jury trial in October of 2017.

 James Abron Mug

In 2016, Rockford Police launched an investigation after a 13 year old child reported that she had been sexually abused by the defendant, James Abron. Investigators believe that the abuse began when the child was only 11 years old.  Detectives found photographs of the child on Abron’s phone during their investigation.

 

     Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years to natural life of Mandatory Supervised Release. Abron was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

            Criminal Sexual Assault is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years to natural life of Mandatory Supervised Release. Abron was sentenced to 8 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on each of these three counts.

Two of the counts of Child Pornography are Class 1 Felonies that are punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years to natural life of Mandatory Supervised Release. Abron was sentenced to 4 years on each of these two charges.

The remaining six counts of Child Pornography are Class 3 Felonies that are punishable by a sentence of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of Mandatory Supervised Release. Abron was sentenced to 3 years on each of these six charges.

The sentences for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Assault and the Class 1 Child Pornography charges will be served consecutively.

The sentences for the remaining six counts of Child Pornography will be served concurrently.

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