A Kane County jury has found Mark A. Hampton guilty of the four counts of predatory criminal sexual abuse of a child, a Class X felony.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Lori Schmidt and Stacey Wittman presented evidence that between November 2015 and August 2017 Hampton sexually assaulted the child, whom he knew. The child was younger than 13 years old.
Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler, Jr., set Hampton’s next court appearance for 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2021, in Courtroom 311 at the Kane County Judicial Center for motions and sentencing. Hampton faces sentence of between 12 and 120 years of imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In addition to the prison term, Hampton must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
Judge Tegeler revoked Hampton’s bond upon conviction and ordered him taken into custody at the Kane County jail.
“A lot of people came to the rescue of this young child when she disclosed her abuse,” Schmidt said. “Thanks to the family member who immediately took her to the hospital, to the sexual assault nurse at AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora, who contacted the authorities, and to former Child Advocacy Center Investigator Christine Tunney, who led the thorough investigation and who took time out of her retirement to testify at this trial.
“Thanks also to CAC victim advocate Julie Pohlman and the rest of the CAC staff for their support.”
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