JOLIET, IL — Rickie Brownson, a 24-year-aged Joliet man who is a Liberian immigrant, was sentenced Wednesday by Will County Judge Carmen Goodman to 26 years of jail time in connection with the sexual assaults of three 8-year-old women from Joliet and Bolingbrook.
On March 19, Brownson was uncovered guilty of 3 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual assault, prosecutors said. The sexual abuse transpired in 2012.
In accordance to Will County State’s Lawyer Jim Glasgow, Brownson commenced engaging in sexual intercourse functions with 3 8-12 months-previous women at their residences in Joliet and Bolingbrook before long just after he arrived in the United States in July 2012 and Brownson ongoing molesting the victims till January 2013. Brownson previously had been identified guilty immediately after a jury trial and sentenced to 38 many years in jail, but the case was retried just after the verdict was overturned on appeal because of issues relating to the voir dire of likely jurors.
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“No jail sentence can undo the injury to these youthful victims prompted by Brownson’s sickening carry out, but at least they can now move forward recognizing that he is powering bars,” Glasgow mentioned.
The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office stated that Brownson was sentenced to 6 a long time of jail time for every of the three Course X aggravated felony sexual assault counts, and 4 years on just about every of the legal sexual assault counts, to be served consecutively.
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He will get credit rating for 2,296 days of time served. Will County Jail records reveal that Brownson lived in the 2200 block of Joliet’s Tamarack Push.
Glasgow thanked Assistant State’s Lawyers Mark Fleszewski and Mary Fillipitch, director of target witness services Nichole Pasteris, and Gus Martinucci who offered audio and movie help, for their tough function and perseverance, Wednesday’s news release noted.
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