Glasgow Announces Judge Denies Joliet Man’s Motion to Reconsider Sentence of 40 Years in Prison for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

August 23, 2023

JOLIET— Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces today that Circuit Judge Vincent Cornelius denied a motion to reconsider sentence by Jeffery Davis, 33 of Joliet, who was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison for two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, Class X felonies. Davis pleaded guilty to the offense on December 20, 2022.  The child was 7-9 years old at the time of the sexual assaults which took place over a two-year period from 2013 and 2015.

“Davis is a despicable human being who preyed upon this young boy for his own sexual gratification.” Glasgow said.  “The 40-year sentence will never make this victim whole, but will ensure that Davis is off the streets as a dangerous child predator.”

Davis has been in the Will County Adult Detention Center since July 1, 2016, and will receive 2,606 days credit for time served. He will be subject to mandatory supervised release for a minimum of three years up to his natural life based upon a subsequent determination by the Department of Corrections. The sentence will be served at 85 percent and Davis will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Glasgow thanks Assistant State’s Attorneys Jeff Brown, Amanda Tasker, Victim Witness Advocate Danette Pasdertz, Will County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Burket and Retired Deputy Tolbert for their dedication and hard work in this sensitive matter.

The child in this case was interviewed at the Will County CAC, which was founded by Glasgow in 1995 to provide hope, healing, and justice to sexually abused children. The CAC uses a collaborative approach to taking a child’s statement with multi-disciplinary team members that include law enforcement, mental health professionals, prosecution, and child protective services (DCFS), with the child telling their story once to a trained forensic interviewer who asks the questions in a non-leading manner in a way that does not re-traumatize the child.  This protects the integrity of the information gathered and allows prosecutors and investigators to thoroughly assess possible criminal offenses that may have been committed.