July 14, 2010
Coy Russell, 40, was convicted in December of three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X Felony. Circuit Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes sentenced Russell. He must serve 85 percent of that sentence before he will be eligible for parole.
Russell sexually assaulted the girl on three occasions between May 1, 2007 and Aug. 23, 2007. However, testimony by the victim at trial revealed she had been assaulted on even more occasions. The abuse occurred in an upstairs bedroom while other children were in or around the house.
“Coy Russell is a brazen degenerate who will spend the rest of his life in prison where he can never harm another innocent child,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “Although the damage from these vile assaults can never be undone, this sentence puts every child predator on notice that justice in Will County is relentless and unforgiving.”
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.
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