OREGON — Ogle County State's Attorney Mike Rock announced on April 27 that Eric Simpson, 38, was sentenced to a combined 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
The Ogle County State's Attorney Office and the Dekalb County State's Attorney Office jointly prosecuted the defendant.
On March 8, 2020, officers from the DeKalb Police Department met with the family of L.S. (age 17) and began an investigation that determined that L.S. had been sexually assaulted by the defendant for a number of years in both Ogle and Dekalb Counties. The case was reviewed by both the Ogle County and Dekalb County State's Attorney's Offices and charges were authorized.
Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child is a class X felony with a sentencing range of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years to natural life of mandatory supervised release. Truth in sentencing applies and the defendant will serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.