Man gets two years conditional discharge for plea to public indecency
URBANA — A Champaign man arrested last fall for allegedly molesting a teenage boy has been sentenced to two years of conditional discharge.
Steven Cowger, 34, whose last known address was in the 2000 block of Moreland Boulevard, pleaded guilty last month in Champaign County Circuit Court to public indecency, a misdemeanor.
In return, more serious charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and possession of child pornography alleging he committed a sex act with a 15-year-old boy and possessed a sexually explicit photo of the boy on his phone were dismissed.
Cowger was arrested Nov. 24 after being found in a car in northeast Urbana with the Urbana teen, whom he had met through an Internet site.