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Man convicted of sexual assault gets life sentence

December 6, 2013

MCLEANSBORO , Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man already sentenced to 270 years for a series of sexual assaults in Saline County has been sentenced to natural life in prison for similar charges in Hamilton County.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/ITlgUf ) reports that former Eldorado resident Brian K. Bowlby was sentenced on Thursday. His sentence comes weeks after a Hamilton County jury found him guilty of predatory sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse.

In the latest conviction, the 38-year-old Bowlby’s victim was under the age of 17. In the Saline County case, he was convicted of 18 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child under the age of 13.

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