A 35-year-old Godfrey man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault in October. He admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-yeaar-old girl in 2013. The victim knew Aaron M. Delong prior to the assault.
The Madison County State's Attorney says Delong was facing 6-30 years in prison for the crime. Tom Gibbons tells The Big Z he is thankful for the stiff sentence.
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Delong will have to serve at least 85% of his sentence, meaning he will be more than 60 years by the time he is eligible for release. Delong has been jailed since his arrest on October 16, 2014.