A Johnsburg man was sentenced to four days in jail after he pleaded guilty to reduced charges of attempted sexual assault involving a man who was unable to give consent, court documents show.
Benjamin D. Hansen, 50, of the 3800 block of Spring Grove Road in Johnsburg, was charged in December 2020 with one count of criminal sexual assault, a Class 2 felony, and criminal sexual abuse, a Class 4 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleged that Hansen committed two sex acts on a victim on February 10, 2019.
The complaint said Hansen knew the male victim was unable to give consent to the acts.
An indictment said the victim was also “unable to understand the nature of the acts.”
Hansen on Thursday entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to an amended count of attempted criminal sexual assault, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced Hansen to four days in the McHenry County Jail.
He also sentenced Hansen to 56 days in the jail but stayed that sentence.
Hansen will be on probation for two years and be required to register as a sex offender for life, court records show.
Hansen will also be required to pay $3,339 in court fines and fees.