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Judge orders 28 years for Huntley prisoner convicted on sex crimes

Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 2:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 11:12 p.m. CDT
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Jimmy J. Dill, 42, admitted to new allegations that he had sexual contact with an underage female family member.

WOODSTOCK – A Huntley man, already serving time on a 2012 sex crime conviction, was sentenced Monday to an additional 28 years behind bars.

Jimmy J. Dill, 42, admitted to new allegations that he had sexual contact with an underage female family member.

Dill pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual assault as his victims – both from his earlier case and present one – watched.

The women were teens when authorities said Dill sexually abused them. In 2012, he was convicted of touching the breasts of a 16-year-old girl who was friends with his daughter. For that, he was sentenced to five years in prison.

In his most recent allegations, a female family member accused Dill of having sexual contact with her in December 2009. Assistant State's Attorney David Metnick has said that the second girl came forward with allegations after Dill was sentenced to prison.

The Northwest Herald does not identify victims of sexual assault.

Upon seeing Dill shackled at the hands and feet and  escorted from a holding cell with officers from the Department of Corrections, one of the girls ran crying from the courtroom. She was followed closely by a Huntley Police officer and a state's attorney's office victim witness coordinator. The girl eventually returned to the courtroom and wept openly during the proceeding.

Dill was sentenced to 14 years on each charge. His sentences will be served consecutively and at 85 percent, meaning he'd be eligible for parole in about 23 years. He must register as a sex offender.

He received one year short of the maximum sentence allowable on Class 1 felonies. A remaining eight felony charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea that was accepted by McHenry County Judge Gordon Graham.

Dill's attorney, Assistant Public Defender Kim Messer, asked to the judge to recommend that he serve his sentence in Graham Correctional Center, a facility that's closer to the family that visits him.

Graham agreed, but said he has no control over where the Department of Corrections places him.

As part of the 2012 plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop drug and child pornography charges. The drug charges stem from an incident when Dill was believed to sell Ritalin drugs to a teenage girl.

At the time, Judge Joseph Condon said Dill used his daughter as bait for her adolescent friends – a practice the judge called "despicable."

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