Northern Illinois man sentenced to 53 years in prison
YORKVILLE - A northern Illinois convicted sex offender who authorities say was hiding in a hidden room inside his wife's home while on the run has been sentenced to 53 years in prison.
Officials say Shawn Lipsey, 40, was convicted of a predatory criminal sexual assault charge in November. Lipsey was free on bail as he awaited his sentencing, originally scheduled for January.
However, authorities say Lipsey removed a GPS tracker he was wearing, and did not appear at the sentencing hearing. Police say Lipsey was finally taken into custody on March 10 when a SWAT unit raided his wife's home in Newark. Authorities say Lipsey was found inside a hidden room concealed by a fake wall.