A Woodstock man faces up to 60 years in prison after a judge on Thursday found him guilty of sexually assaulting a child, who was under the age of 13.
Nathan H. Rigg, 35, of the 200 block of North Tryon Street in Woodstock, was indicted in April 2021 on charges of three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony, and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child, a Class 2 felony.
Court documents alleged that Rigg sexually abused and assaulted a family member, who was under the age of 13, on multiple occasions in 2019.
Rigg was arrested in March 2020 on a warrant and was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of a $50,000 bond.
A bench trial began on Monday and concluded on Thursday, with McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge finding Rigg guilty of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony.
Rigg was found not guilty on less serious charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.
Rigg faces a sentence of 12 to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which he will be required to serve at 85%.
In February, Coppedge found Rigg guilty of the same charges. The man’s attorney filed a motion for reconsideration of guilt and new trial.
The motion stated that numerous errors were committed during Rigg’s first trial, including by the judge and Rigg’s former attorney.
Coppedge granted the motion after finding that Rigg’s trial counsel was ineffective.
Coppedge ordered a new trial and reversed Rigg’s initial conviction.
Following the second trial that concluded Thursday, Rigg’s bond was revoked and deputies took him into custody.
A hearing on post-trial motions is scheduled for October 6. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 27.