Probation, jail sentence handed out for sex abuse plea

URBANA — A former Mahomet man who admitted sexually molesting a girl in that village last summer has been sentenced to four months in jail and four years of probation.

Gregory Reed, 35, who listed an address in the 100 block of West Park Street, Urbana, but who formerly lived in Mahomet, pleaded guilty last week in Champaign County Circuit Court before Judge Harry Clem to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

He admitted that on July 10, he committed a sex act with a then 11-year-old girl who had come to his family's home in Mahomet to visit.

As part of his sentence, Reed will have to register as a sex offender and have no contact with the victim.

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fedupwithit wrote on January 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Add a zero behind that four and turn months into years and this MIGHT be a suitable length of time for this wretched puke to spend behind bars. Come on Champaign County you can do better than that. Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse!!! Is it just me or does that term scream LONG TERM PRISON SENTENCE. I am sorry Harry but you should have retired years ago accepting this type of plea is contemptable at the least. Mrs. Rietz you should be chased from the county for letting your prosecutors agree to such a thing, most especially while allowing them to send persons to prison for driving while suspended. Or were you afraid Dan Clifton would just screw this one up too.  Listen Up people WE CAN NOT TOLERATE THIS KIND OF SCUM GETTING SLAPPED ON THE WRIST ANYMORE. It is high time we have a wholesale housecleaning at the county courthouse. The prosecutors, with two exceptions MUST GO. The Judges with maybe 3 exceptions MUST GO. Maybe Heidi Ladd could teach a class to the rest of you on what the terms, deprecate the seriousness of the offense, provide for the protection of the public, and consistent with the ends of justice, mean. Lately it appears as though she is about the only one who who even begins to understand.

RebaFan77 wrote on January 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Maybe Champaign County should take lessons from Douglas County since the guy from Tuscola who molested two girls is facing LIFE in prison as he should be!!  Those girls are facing a LIFE sentence of having to remember what those men did to them.