Waverly man receives prison sentence for aggravated criminal sexual abuse

By Ryne Turke on October 15, 2015 at 11:07am

A Waverly man has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in the Taylorville Correctional Center after pleading “guilty” to aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Associate Judge Jeffery Tobin handed down that sentence to 23-year-old Michael Timmons this morning during a plea hearing in Morgan County Court.

Morgan County State’s Attorney Bobby Bonjean provided some details on the case.

“Mr. Timmons had a 2011 felony case for aggravated criminal sexual abuse, then entered an open plea and was sentenced by the court to four years of probation. While on probation, a new allegation came to light. The sheriff’s department investigated it. There were several allegations, the main one of which was a new charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. With today’s disposition we resolved the petition to revoke probation in the original case and received a conviction in the new case as well.”

Bonjean added Timmons is ordered to serve two sets of mandatory supervised release, which will run concurrently over a four year period. The first two years of the MSR will be under the electronic home detention program.

No charges were dropped in the plea agreement, but Bonjean noted that lesser offenses, including sexual offender violations and possession of child pornography, were included in the investigation.