A judge sentenced a Woodstock man to 18 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a child, who was under the age of 13, court records show.
Nathan H. Rigg, 36, 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.
The case was investigated by the Woodstock Police Department.
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 took place in February and concluded 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.
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.
A second trial began in late August and concluded in September with Coppedge again finding Rigg guilty of the two charges.
Rigg’s bond was revoked and deputies took him into custody.
A sentencing hearing was held Friday and Coppedge sentenced Rigg to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for each of the two charges, court records show.
The 18-year sentence will be served at 85%. Rigg had faced up to 60 years in prison.