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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • Gulick sentenced to 13 1/2 years

  • A Little York man has been sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison in a Mercer County sex assault case. Jonathan Gulick, 25, of Little York, pled guilty today in Mercer County Circuit Court to one Class 1 felony and one Class 2 felony count.


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  • A Little York man has been sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison in a Mercer County sex assault case. Jonathan Gulick, 25, of Little York, pled guilty today in Mercer County Circuit Court to one Class 1 felony and one Class 2 felony count.
    He was initially arrested on Sept. 12, 2011 after charges were filed in Mercer County Court with allegations that on or about Sept. 7, 2011 in Mercer County Gulick was alleged to have committed two counts of criminal sexual abuse, Class 2 felonies. The charges indicated the victim was between the ages of 13-17 and the accused was five or more years older.
    A second case was brought to the court's attention on Oct. 12. Several counts included: criminal sexual assault by force, a Class 1 felony; criminal sexual assault, victim unable to give knowing consent, a Class 1 felony; criminal sexual abuse, victim between the ages 13-17 with assailant five or more years older, a Class 2 felony and battery, makes physical contact, a Class A misdemeanor. This incident took place on or about July 4, 2011 in Mercer County, alleging the assailant committed sexual penetration. The battery alleging he made physical contact in a provoking manner with a bite.
    The third case alleged that Gulick committed criminal sexual assault, penetration on Sept. 5, 2011 in Mercer County (Class 1 felony); aggravated criminal sexual abuse - victim between ages 13-17 and assailant more than five years older (Class 2 felony) and battery (Class A misdemeanor) alleging the defendant bit the victim on the neck.
    Gulick will have to serve at least 85% of the sentence, or nearly 11 and a half years.

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