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McDonough Co. man sentenced to 40 years for Predatory and Criminal Sexual Abuse

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Christopher K. Kitch of Industry, Illinois has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Kitch was found guilty of the Class X Felony offense of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child and the Class 2 Felony Offense of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

A two-day bench trial took place in March and Kitch was sentenced on Monday, May 15th.

Kitch was sentenced to 30 years for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child and ten years for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

Law in Illinois requires Kitch to first serve at least 85% of the 30-year sentence before he begins to serve the ten-year sentence.

“I would like the thank the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department and the Children’s Advocacy Center for assisting in the successful prosecution of Kitch. Most importantly, I would like to thank the two brave minors who testified in court at the trial," stated McDonough County State's Attorney Matt Kwacala.

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