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Second sex assault case against former Harrisburg resident settled

Posted by on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 @ 2:19 pm.

William Catt

WABASH CO., Ill. - A second sex assault case against a guy in Wabash County who is originally from Harrisburg has been disposed as of this week.

William Catt, 21 of Mt. Carmel, was first charged in February 2017 with counts involving sexual activity with a 14-year-old family member, reportedly his niece.

Before that case could come to a court setting, however, Catt, out on bond, offended again, and reportedly with the same young girl in late March 2018.

He was sentenced in the initial (2017) case in December of 2018, getting a little more than six-and-a-half years (six years, seven months, to be exact) on the charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Victim between the ages of 13-17.

This week - on Monday, March 18 - the second case reached a disposition, with Catt receiving a sentence of three years on an amended count: The initial charge, being another Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Victim between the ages of 13-17, a Class 2 felony, was amended to a count of Criminal Sexual Assault of a Family member under the age of 18, a Class 1 felony.

On that sentence, Catt will serve it consecutively, meaning when he finishes the first sentence imposed in December, he'll start in on the second sentence imposed. Given Illinois' truth-in-sentencing, Catt is projected to get out, not in nine and a half years, but in 2022 on the first sentence; the second sentence will likely run him only another year and a half. While reports don't indicate it, Catt will likely have to register as a sex offender upon release.

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