Pike County men go to prison in sex abuse cases

Posted: Jul. 29, 2014 10:15 am Updated: Aug. 12, 2014 12:15 pm

PITTSFIELD, Ill. --Two Pike County men have been sent to prison.

Lewis G. Allen, 59, of Barry, was sentenced Monday to six years by Judge Scott Butler. Allen pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with an incident on July 1, 2013. He was given credit for 182 days served in the Pike County Jail.

Kyle B. Smith, 25, of Pearl, was sentenced to six years Friday by Judge Diane Lagoski on sex abuse and burglary charges. Smith was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a criminal sexual abuse charge from 2012. While out on bond in that case, Smith was twice arrested on burglary charges. He received four years in prison on those charges, time that will run consecutive to the sex abuse sentence.

Smith also pleaded guilty to a number of Calhoun County burglary cases from 2013 and was sentenced to four years in prison in those cases, according to a news release from the Pike County state's attorney's office.