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Indiana man pleads guilty to sex abuse of minor in New Lenox

Jason Stout, 19, Munster
Jason Stout, 19, Munster

An Indiana man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor and was sentenced to two weeks in jail, according to court records.

On Tuesday, Jason F. Stout, 19, of the 200 block of Terrace Drive in Munster, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse. A second count of criminal sexual abuse and a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse were dropped.

Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak sentenced Stout to 14 days in the Will County jail.

He was credited for already serving three days in jail after he was arrested last year.

Stout was also sentenced to two years of sex offender probation.

As part of the probation, Stout is required not to have any contact with any child younger than 18 except under circumstances approved in advance by his probation officer or a judge.

He is also required to have “no contact of any kind with the victim,” the probation order said.

Bertani-
Tomczak signed a court order that certified Stout as a sex offender.

Stout is also required to pay $4,810 in fines and fees.

On March 30, 2018, Stout was arrested by New Lenox police on charges alleging he sexually assaulted a family member while she was sleeping.

The victim was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment and examination.

Stout was held at the jail on a $100,000 bond, but was released March 31, 2018 after he posted $10,000 bail.

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