WTAD
Half Price Deals

Former Good Sam pastor pleads Guilty to 4 of 6 sexual assault counts

Former Good Sam pastor pleads Guilty to 4 of 6 sexual assault counts

2 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

As part of plea agreement, James Riley sentenced to 26 years in prison

A former chaplain at a Quincy nursing home, indicted on charges of sexually assaulting two women over 60 in May and assaulting two young girls over a decade ago, has pleaded Guilty to four of six counts in a settlement with prosecutors, and is going to prison.

James Riley was in Adams County Circuit Court Monday afternoon, where he entered those Guilty pleas. The former Good Samaritan Home pastor pleaded Guilty to two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a person over 60, and one count each of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Assault. After the plea, Riley was then sentenced to a total of 26 years in prison. He'll have to serve a minimum of 17 years behind bars. As part of a plea agreement, two other counts of Criminal Sexual Assault were dropped. Riley admitted groping two Good Sam residents, an 88 year old and a 78 year old woman, in separate incidents in May. He also admitted sexually assaulting a girl under 13, and a second girl under 18, in separate incidents between late 2001 and 2003. Prosecutors said those incidents happened in Pennsylvania, and later in Quincy.

Riley was dismissed earlier this year as chaplain at Good Sam. The retirement home remains under investigation by the state of Illinois over the incidents.

On Air NOW

The Jim Bohannon Show

The Jim Bohannon Show

9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Listen Live!

WTADFacebook