Joliet man gets 10 years for teen sex abuse

July 14, 2010 8:10:16 AM PDT
A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to a decade in prison on charges he sexually abused a 16-year-old girl in 2007 and 2008.

Leon Franklin of Joliet was convicted in September of 2009 by a jury who deliberated for 20 minutes. He was given five years for each of two counts of sexual abuse stemming from reported incidents in December 2007 and February 2008.

The state's attorney's office says the victim was in the care of an adult family friend when the sexual abuse occurred. Franklin was living at the residence at the time.

The family friend arrived home to find Franklin partially undressed shortly after one incident in February 2008, and she contacted police.


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