Aurora Man Pleads Guilty To Molesting Four Children

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (STMW) — A west suburban man charged with molesting four children 13 and younger was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the attacks on Friday.

James R. Thompson, 63, of the 100 block of Blackhawk Street in Aurora, agreed to a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual assault and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to prosecutors.

Circuit Judge M. Karen Simpson accepted the plea and imposed a sentence of eight years and three months, a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said.

Between 1993 and 2008, Thompson had sexual contact with four children who were 6, 10, 11 and 13 at the time, the release said. Thompson befriended the families of the children and was in a position of trust when he would molest them.

In August 2008, Thompson was charged with having sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy between 2004 and 2008, but after he was charged, authorities became aware of the three other victims.

The sentence breaks down as eight years and three months for criminal sexual assault, and three years each on the aggravated abuse charges, with the sentences to be served concurrently. In addition, Thompson must register for life as a convicted sex offender, the release said.

By law, he must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole. He had been free on $7,500 bond, which was revoked upon conviction.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Lyndia

    8 years in prison? This sorryexcuse fr a man should have gotten life without the possibility of parole. The judge needs to be voted out of office. How would Judge Simpson feel it one of those CHILDREN WAS HERS?

  • Kenny

    What is going on? This is the third gay pedophile in today’s news. These sickos are by far the worst of their breed! Just disgusting!!!

  • Peace-N-Love

    Just wait til his @ss arrives in prison! He will be walking around with a target on his back, and JUSTICE WILL FINALLY BE SERVED when plenty of lifers lining up to take him out. I figure he will get shanked with a sharp-end toothbrush right in the eye! just getting wood thinking about it…

  • Cynthia Bradley

    He should be locked up for good with no chance of ever getting out. It’s time that the justice system works for the victims and stops protecting these monsters. It would be best if all pedophiles were forced to get a molester tattoo on their foreheads so we can identify them. Castrating these degenerates who prey on children should be absolutely mandatory as well. I recently read a post written by a molestation victim which I would like to share with others.

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