Eldorado Man Sentenced To 17 Years For Child Sexual Assault

Eldorado, Ill. - A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

71-year-old James Roberts of Eldorado pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. As part of the plea, five other charges were dropped.

Illinois State Police say Roberts committed the crimes between June of 2012 and March of 2013, when he was arrested.

Roberts will have to register as a sex offender.