A man accused of sex acts with a child is serving his sentence after pleading guilty as part of a deal with the Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Christopher K. Conner, 48, Rock Island, was arrested Feb. 12 because of an investigation into accusations he performed sex acts with juveniles, according to county court records. He was charged with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Authorities contend the acts occurred in the latter half of 2018.
Conner pleaded guilty to one of the aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges as part of the plea negotiation, according to court records. The other charges were dropped, and Conner was sentenced to three years in an Illinois Department of Corrections prison.
Conner qualified for day-for-day credit, which, with credit for time served, means he will serve about half of the listed sentence.
Conner chose to waive a presentence investigation, which would have produced a report on his background that a judge could use to help determine the appropriate sentence, court records state. Waiving the investigation often happens when a plea deal has been worked out.
Once he is released, Conner must serve two years of mandatory supervised release, records state. The sentence was handed down in April.