Staunton Man gets 10-year sentence for sex crime


December 13, 2023

On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, Macoupin County State’s Attorney, Jordan Garrison, announced that a former Staunton man has been sentenced to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). A jury found him guilty of a Class one felony being one count of criminal sexual assault of a relative.

Dillard J. Dehart, Jr. is currently 66 years old and was found guilty at a jury trial in front of Judge Joshua A. Meyer, who handed down the sentence. Dehart was arrested on Feb. 23, 2022, and has remained in custody since that time.

In Feb. of 2022, a minor reported she has been inappropriately to...

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