Press Release
For Immediate Release
January 7, 2008
Contact: Robyn Ziegler


Chicago - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that a Perry County man has pled guilty to sexual assault crimes committed in 2005 against an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. Based on this plea, Perry County Circuit Court Judge James Campanella sentenced Timothy Manning, 39, of Pinckneyville, to serve 16 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).

“Crimes committed against our children are particularly heinous and my office will continue to vigorously prosecute those who commit them,” Madigan said.

Judge Campanella sentenced Manning to 12 years on one count of Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class X felony, and four years for Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class 1 felony. Manning will served these sentences consecutively. The judge also sentenced Manning to a four year prison term for one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 felony. This sentence will run concurrently with the two other sentences.

Under the Truth in Sentencing Law, Manning is required to serve 85 percent of the prison term. Judge Campanella ordered Manning to report immediately to the IDOC system.

Judge Campanella also ordered Manning to pay the victims' family $2,380 in restitution for expenses incurred for counseling and to make a $2,000 contribution to the Perry County Child Advocacy Center.

Manning, a former IDOC prison guard, was arrested and charged in June 2005 after an Illinois State Police investigation revealed that he sexually assaulted the children at his home between February and May of 2005.

Senior Assistant Attorneys General Richard Rybak and Terry Kaid of Madigan's Criminal Prosecutions/Trials Assistance Bureau prosecuted the case at the request of Perry County State's Attorney David Stanton.


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