Elgin Man Heads to Prison for Sexually Assaulting Child
An Elgin man will go to prison for sexually assaulting a child he knew.Paul L. Martin, 39, of the 500 block of Tollgate Road, Elgin, today agreed to a sentence of 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony.
Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler accepted the plea.
Kane County prosecutors presented evidence that on Nov. 29, 2014, Martin sexually assaulted the victim, whom he knew. The victim was younger than 12 years old.
In addition to the prison term, Martin must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
According to Illinois law, Martin must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence. He was given credit for 507 days served in the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest in lieu of $500,000 bail. Bond was revoked upon conviction.
The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Lori Schmidt.