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Sex offender gets 12 years for breaking into home, sexually assaulting woman in Harvard

Shauntaine D. Curry, 28, formerly of Harvard

A Harvard man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday for breaking into a home and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman while she slept.

McHenry County Judge James Cowlin sentenced 28-year-old Shauntaine D. Curry to 12 years in prison after he was found guilty of criminal sexual assault during a trial on October 26. He faced 30 years in prison for the crime.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick D. Kenneally said that on July 25, 2016, Curry entered a house in Harvard and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman while she was sleeping. Police later found and arrested Curry blocks away from the home.

Curry will have to serve 85% of the sentence and register as a lifetime sex offender upon his release from prison under the Truth in Sentencing guidelines.

Curry was previously convicted in 2008 of aggravated kidnapping when he was 18 years old. He grabbed a 12-year-old girl and dragged her into an alley. Witnesses yelled at Curry to stop and the victim was able to get away. He was required to register as a sex offender and sentenced to 6 years in prison in that case.


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