December 9, 2009
JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that a jury found a Bolingbrook man guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old family member back in 2007.
Coy Russell, 40, was convicted Wednesday of three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X Felony. He faces up to 90 years in prison when he is sentenced by Circuit Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes. A sentencing date has yet to be scheduled.
Indictments against Russell alleged he sexually assaulted the girl on three occasions between May 1, 2007 and Aug. 23, 2007. Testimony by the victim at trial, however, revealed she had been sexually assaulted on even more occasions.
“This little girl was sexually assaulted by a brazen degenerate in an upstairs bedroom while other children were in the house or just outside” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “Her courageous and detailed testimony of the abuse she suffered at the hands of this monster enabled Bolingbrook Police and my prosecutors to secure a conviction against a dangerous offender.”
Assistant State’s Attorneys Matt Guzman and Christine Vukmir prosecuted the case. The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, which Glasgow established in 1995 to investigate child sexual abuse cases, interviewed the victim and recorded her statement, which also was played at the trial.
Charles B. Pelkie
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