A Will County judge sentenced a Wisconsin man convicted of multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault to 84 years in prison.
Judge Dan Kennedy handed down the sentence against 36-year-old Anthony Creasy on Thursday. On Dec. 11, a jury found Creasy guilty of sexually assaulting a girl over several years in Joliet.
Kennedy also denied a motion on Friday from Creasy’s attorney Zachary Pollack to have his sentence reconsidered. Pollack said he argued in his motion that the sentence was “unduly harsh” in light of Creasy’s lack of criminal history.
After Creasy was sentenced, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said in a news release that Creasy was “a morally bankrupt, craven coward who savagely preyed upon a young child during her most tender years.”
“The abject horror that this girl suffered on a daily basis as a result of the depraved conduct of this soulless predator is unimaginable. He deserves the decades he will spend in a cold prison cell, but unfortunately no punishment can restore the innocence and trust he stole from his young victim,” Glasgow said.
The victim reported Creasy’s abuse to authorities after he married another woman with a young daughter and moved to Wisconsin because of her concerns that Creasy would abuse that girl as well, the state’s attorney’s office said in a news release.
Joliet police investigated the allegations and apprehended Creasy on March 18, 2018. A jury trial was held on Dec. 11 and concluded on the same day, according to court records. The jury deliberated for more than an hour before finding Creasy guilty.