It’s a 19-year sentence for a Granite City man who pleaded guilty in a sexual abuse case.  42 year old John Hensley was sentenced yesterday to prison for the crimes against a four year old girl from Roxana over a period of two weeks in October 2013.

Hensley was originally charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual abuse and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse after authorities say he allegedly abused the four year old and her three-year-old sister.  The other counts were dropped in exchange for the plea.  Authorities say Hensley was a friend of the victim’s father and would occasionally spend the night at the home where the abuse took place.  Hensley must serve at least 16 years of the sentence and will be subject to a mental health evaluation to determine if he would still be a danger to society. 


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