Former Waverly police officer gets IDOC sentence

By Gary Scott on August 19, 2014 at 3:15pm

A former Waverly police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl while on duty last year will serve time in prison for the crime.

Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Angelo of Auburn pleaded guilty to the charge of criminal sexual assault this afternoon in Morgan County Court. Angelo will serve four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with a mandatory supervised release period between three years and life.

Angelo must serve at least 85 percent of the four-year sentence.

He was also fined $1,850 and ordered to pay $1,280 to the Prairie Center for Sexual Assault.

A second count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse was dropped as part of the plea deal.

Angelo is accused of having sex with the girl while on duty in the back room of the Waverly Police Department on March 14th. Angelo was found with the girl by the department’s assistant police chief and resigned that night.

Angelo is not eligible for probation.He had entered into an open plea in October 2013 withdrew the plea last December after Morgan County State’s Attorney Robert Bonjean said he wasn’t properly admonished when he entered the guilty plea; he initially thought he was eligible for probation.

Angelo’s attorney, Richard Crews of Jacksonville, had no comment on today’s sentencing.