Mulvaney gets 30 years in prison

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By The Staff

A Farina man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex crimes.
At the end of March, Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge S. Gene Schwarm sentenced Ryan E. Mulvaney on four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Mulvaney was found guilty of those four counts, each a Class 2 felony, in a two-day jury trial that was completed on Nov. 17 of last year.
Schwarm ordered that two 12-year sentences and one six-year sentence were to be served consecutively, and that a third 12-year sentence was to be served concurrently.
Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison said that each of the four counts alleged that Mulvaney inappropriately touched a female under the age of 13 for the purpose of his own sexual gratification.
“This is a fantastic result for the victims and their families,” Morrison said.
“Thankfully, the defendant rejected the offer of 10 years made by (the previous county prosecutor).
“I will continue to fight for justice and peace of mind for crime victims and their families,” he said.
Mulvaney’s prior convictions in Fayette County included for theft less than $300, manufacturing/distributing a look-alike substance, gift or sale of alcohol to a minor and battery.
Ryan M. Kistler, 28, of Vandalia, pleaded guilty on April 1 to unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
Judge James Roberts sentenced Kistler to 30 months in prison on the Class 3 felony, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Michelle B. Johnson-Coombs, 45, of Shobonier, was sentenced to 3½ years in prison after admitting to stealing liquor from Mach 21 Liquor Store in Vandalia in February.
Judge James Roberts sentenced Johnson-Coombs, who was eligible for an extended term on a Class 4 felony due to prior convictions for retail theft. The offense is normally a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.