Oreana man sentenced to 5 years for sex abuse


DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- An Oreana man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

In a July bench trial, a judge convicted Brian Thompson of three charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and solicitation to meet a child.

Prosecutors say he befriended young girls in his neighborhood and had them send sexual pictures and perform sex acts after gaining the trust of their parents. At one point, they say he had a girl meet him in a garage. Court documents say Thompson had minors watch pornography at his house.

At his Wednesday sentencing, a judge sentenced Thompson to five years in prison for the sexual abuse charges and three years in prison for the solicitation charge. The sentences will run concurrently, and Thompson will receive credit for time already served in jail, under the judge’s decision.

The judge also ordered that Thompson have no contact with four people involved in the case.

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