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Sexual assault of relative gets Quincy man 18 years in prison

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Recently, after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a relative, a Quincy man was sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Guilty pleas of two counts of criminal sexual assault of a family member under the age of 18 were entered by Kevin G. Johnston, 32, that is a Class 1 felony. Johnston was sentenced to nine years in the DOC on each count with the sentences to run consecutively by Judge Scott Walden. Once Johnston has served his jail time, he will continue to be on mandatory supervised release for a minimum of three years. If the probation department finds it necessary to continue to monitor Johnston, it is possible that he will be on mandatory supervised release for the rest of his life. As part of the plea agreement, Johnston had two charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, dismissed. Gary Farha, the First Assistant State’s Attorney, shared that Johnston took a family member on Sept. 24 to a Quincy motel. Farha said, “(Johnson) had (the relative) smoke a white substance from a pipe.” Johnston had anal sex with the relative and also forced the relative to perform oral sex on him, according to Farha. “He knew he was planning on having some form of sex with (the relative) when he went to the hotel,” said Farha. In addition, Farha said that the white substance that the white substance the Johnston had forced the relative to smoke from a pipe was crack cocaine. Chief Public Defender and Johnston’s lawyer Holly Henze shared that Johnston has a drug problem. “He was on a cocaine binge for several days before the incident,” said Henze. Johnston took full responsibility for his actions, although the family member was not present for the sentencing nor to read an impact statement. “I deserve my sentence. I deserve to have to register (as a sex offender) and be in the system,” said Johnston. He also added, “That is not who I was, that is not who I am. That is not who I am going to be.” Walden accepted the negotiated plea and ordered Johnston to undergo sex offender and substance abuse counseling during his time in prison. If your family is having troubles, contact a family law attorney today. The Davi Law Group can help you settle any family issues that may have arisen, contact these experienced family law attorneys in Warrenville and Wheaton, Ill.
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