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Man gets 22 years for sex crimes

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

A Peotone man has been sent to prison for more than two decades for committing sex crimes.
Judge Ericka Sanders sentenced Jason S. Huff, 24, to 22 years in prison in a court hearing on June 10.
Huff pleaded guilty in January to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Sanders sentenced Huff to 11 years in prison on each count, with the two sentences to be served consecutively, as mandated by law. State law also mandates that Huff will serve at least 85 percent of the sentence given to him.
Charges filed by the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Stephen Friedel on Oct. 6 of last year allege that Huff committed acts of sexual penetration with an individual who was under the age of 13 between May 1 and Aug. 31 of last year.
Huff entered a guilty plea on Jan. 24, then filed on Feb. 11 a motion asking to withdraw that plea.
Sanders informed Huff that he had to file a motion to withdraw the plea within 30 days of filing an appeal in the case.