ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man faces at least 51 years in prison after a Kane County jury on Nov. 6 found him guilty of sexually assaulting a child he knew.
A Kane County jury found Christopher J. Jackson, 46, with a last reported address in the 1700 block of Wessel Court, St. Charles, guilty of 12 counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, all felonies.
The jury deliberated for less than an hour before it reached its verdict. Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Matthew Rodgers and Lori Anderson presented evidence that between 2013 and 2015, Jackson sexually assaulted the victim, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. The victim was younger than 18 years old.
His next court hearing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 20 for motions and sentencing. Jackson faces a minimum sentence of 51 years in prison, the release stated. In addition, he must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
Jackson had been free on $7,500 bond. Judge Clint Hull revoked Jackson’s bond on conviction and ordered him into custody at the Kane County Jail.
“Christopher Jackson’s selfish crimes victimized an innocent child," Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in the release. "He’ll have a long time to think about that in prison."