Effingham resident John R. Laver has been sentenced to 20 years with the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to an Aggravated Sexual Assault with a deadly weapon.
Laver was arrested in July after sexually assaulting a women at knife point and binding her with duct tape. One of the original charges of Unlawful Restraint was dismissed as part of the plea.
The 59-year-old will be credited for the 117 days that he was in custody in the Effingham County Jail. He will need to serve at least 17 years of the sentence in prison, with a 3 year mandatory supervised release period. He will be 76-years-old upon release.