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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