Police & Courts

Quincy man pleads guilty to lesser charge in sex abuse case

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 4:00 pm

QUINCY -- A 19-year-old Quincy man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court after reportedly having sexual contact with a 12-year-old last summer.

Dominic E. Anders pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. He faces between three and seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

As part of the plea, two more severe charges of predatory criminal sexual assault would be dismissed.

He will be sentenced May 14.

Anders was arrested Aug. 1, 2017, after Quincy police say he had sexual contact in July 7, 2017, with the girl at Front and Jefferson.

Adams County Assistant State's Attorney Anita Rodriguez said during an interview at the Children's Advocacy Center, the girl said she met Anders in person and then had contact on the social media network Snapchat.

On July 7, 2017, Anders reportedly contacted the girl to "hang out," and picked her up at 11 p.m. at her house and drove her down by the Mississippi River where the sexual contact allegedly took place.

Rodriguez said Anders knew the girl's age, and told her they both could be in a lot of trouble.

Anders was ordered by Judge Robert Adrian to undergo a sex offender evaluation and will be subject to random drug tests.

He remains free after posting $3,000 bond after his arrest.

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