Crime & Courts

Hebron man sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexually abusing young girl

Christopher R. Brown, 33, of the 111500 block of Maple Avenue, Hebron
Christopher R. Brown, 33, of the 111500 block of Maple Avenue, Hebron

A Hebron man will serve six years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl who refused to engage in a sex act for money, authorities said.

Christopher R. Brown, 33, of the 111500 block of Maple Avenue, entered a plea deal Thursday and pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather sentenced Brown to six years in prison.

An additional charge of soliciting a sex act was dismissed as a result of the negotiated plea, records show.

The charges stemmed from claims that in March, Brown tried to pay a girl money in exchange for a sex act, police said.

When she refused, he sexually abused her, according to a news release at the time.

The victim was between 13 and
17 years old.

Brown is required to register for life as a sex offender when he is released from the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to a news release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office sent Tuesday.

He previously served two years in prison after pleading guilty to a separate 2015 aggravated battery charge, records show.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office investigated Brown’s most recent charges, which were prosecuted by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Gara.

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