Man sent to prison after plea in sex abuse case

MONTICELLO — A Decatur man who admitted engaging in sexual conduct with a teen-age girl in Piatt County has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Cameron Shipman, 24. pleaded guilty last week before Judge Dan Flannell to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, admitting he had sex with a girl who was 14 at the time of the contact in April.

The act took place at a home in Hammond, according to Piatt County State's Attorney Dana Rhoades.

In exchange for Shipman's plea, Rhoades dismissed a second count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse alleging contact with the same girl.

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common_sense_isn't wrote on June 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

24 and 14?  That's disgusting.  He belongs in prison.