Urbana man sent to prison in sexual assault case

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted sexually molesting three young girls who were the daughters of women he dated has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

With credit for time already served and good time, Kenji Haley, 32, could be out of prison in about 13 1/2 years.

Haley pleaded guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Harry Clem Tuesday to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

The charges alleged sexual contact that happened between November 2003 and July 2005 with girls who were 10 and 11. The activity happened at places in Urbana with girls who were the daughters of women Haley was dating or living with.

Haley has been in jail awaiting trial since the first allegations against him were lodged in October 2009.

State's Attorney Julia Rietz said after the first charges were published in the newspaper, other victims came forward, resulting in more charges being filed.

He had no prior convictions, Rietz said.

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