A Fox River Grove man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being convicted at trial of sexually assaulting a child in McHenry County.
Korem Johanson, 39, of the 8900 block of Gardner Road in Fox River Grove, was charged in July 2019 with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card.
Court records show Johanson was accused of sexually assaulting a family member of his, who was under the age of 13, in July 2019.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johanson on July 22, 2019, and he has been held in the McHenry County Jail since.
A bench trial was held in late August and McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge found the man guilty of one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card.
A sentencing hearing was held on Friday and Coppedge sentenced Johanson to 16 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Johanson will be required to serve the sentence at 85% and will be required to register for life as a sex offender upon release from custody.
The case was investigated by Detective David Mullen of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Sharyl Eisenstein and Mary Ann Scholl of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.