A man was recently sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Coles County Court for seven counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a victim under 13 years of age.
60 year old, Kevin D Deckard appeared in Coles County Court on Wednesday along with Defense Counsel Matthews and Assistant State’s Attorney Butcher for Deckard’s sentencing hearing. During the hearing arguments were heard for the defense’s motion for an acquittal or alternately, a new trial. The defense’s motion was then denied. Deckard was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for all seven counts, as well as paying court costs. Deckard was then advised of his right to appeal and the Appellate Defender was appointed for the appeal.
Deckard was convicted by a Jury on July 28th.