Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 7-Year-Old Girl

CBS Chicago

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) — A resident of unincorporated Gurnee, who could have been sentenced to natural life in prison, will serve between 12 and 30 years for the sexual assault of two minors last year.

Under a negotiated agreement approved Tuesday by Lake County Judge James Booras, Nyasha Mbawa, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony that carries a penalty of six to 30 years in prison, or a term of up to life if extended.

Under the plea deal, a minimum of 12 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years will be imposed on Mbawa at his sentencing hearing June 18.

The count to which Mbawa pleaded guilty related to the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl last summer.

In return for his plea, prosecutors dropped 16 other counts of predatory criminal sexual assault against Mbawa.

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