Moline man to serve 2 years of probation for sexual abuse charges


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 9:42 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 21, 2013, 9:42 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

A Moline man will serve two years of probation after pleading guilty on Friday to felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation of a child.

Ruddy A. Gray, 32, also was ordered by Judge F. Michael Meersman to serve 180 days in jail and was granted credit for time served and released later that day, according to records.

The charges, filed in late September, allege he was involved in illegal sexual conduct with a teenage girl.As part of a plea agreement, four other felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse were dismissed.

Mr. Gray's guilty plea was entered just days before his trial was slated to start today in Rock Island County Circuit Court.













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