LITH Man Gets 7 1/2 Years for Sexual Assault on Young Girl

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:

AUSTIN M. BILLA SENTENCED TO SEVEN AND ONE HALF YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD

Austin Billa

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announced that 28-year-old Austin M. Billa of Fox Lake, Illinois, was sentenced to seven and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

Under the Truth in Sentencing Guidelines, Billa will have to serve 85% of the sentence he received for the offense of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

Between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014 the defendant committed an act of sexual penetration involving his finger and the sex organ of the female victim who was under 13 at the time of the offense.

On December 10, 2018, entered a guilty plea before the Honorable Judge Robert A. Wilbrandt.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Victor Escarcida.

The case investigation was led by Detective Klem of the Lake in the Hills Police Department.


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