A Woodstock man faces up to 90 years in prison after a jury convicted him of sexually abusing and assaulting two children in Kane County over the span of nearly two years.
Steven T. Grimmitt, 57, of Woodstock, was charged in February 2021 with six counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and 19 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Matthew Rodgers and Jake Matekaitis said in court Grimmitt sexually abused two victims between May 2012 and April 2014.
Grimmitt knew the two victims, who were younger than 13 years old at the time, the prosecutors said.
The incidents occurred in Pingree Grove and were investigated by the Pingree Grove Police Department and Kane County Child Advocacy Center.
Grimmitt has been free on a $225,000 bond since shortly after his arrest.
A jury trial began earlier this month and led to the jury returning guilty verdicts on three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony, and 13 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child, a Class 2 felony.
A third victim testified during the trial about how Grimmitt abused her many years ago.
“My thanks to the victims for coming forward and seeing this case through. I am grateful they trusted us to seek justice on their behalf,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers said the third victim showed “remarkable strength” in testifying.
Kane County Judge John Barsanti set Grimmitt’s next court appearance for January 12 for motions and to set a sentencing date.
Grimmitt faces a minimum sentence of 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He could be sentenced to up to 90 years.
Grimmitt must also register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
Barsanti revoked bond and ordered Grimmitt to be taken into custody at the Kane County Jail following the verdict.