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.
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