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Sandoval man already in prison faces Class X sex charge

Sandoval man already in prison faces Class X sex charge

A 38-year-old Sandoval man already serving seven years in prison is now being held in lieu of $750,000 bond on new sex assault charges.

The Marion County State’s Attorney office filed the charges against Richard Finley on Thursday. The charges are a Class X predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and Class 2 felony criminal sexual assault of a family member.

The predatory criminal sexual assault of a child claims Finley committed a sexual act against a child under the age of 13 in May of last year. If convicted, Finley faces a six to 60 year prison term.

The criminal sexual assault charge claims Finley committed a sex act against a girl under 18 in September of last year. If found guilty, any sentence will have to be consecutive to the predatory criminal sexual assault charge.

Finley was informed of the new charges when back in Marion County Court on Thursday from IDOC on another pending case.

Sandoval Police began the investigation of the sexual assault case, with other agencies providing assistance before the charges were sought by the State’s Attorney.

Judge Mark Stedelin appointed a public defender to represent Finley on the new charges. He also ordered Finley to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 if he is released from custody.

Finley is currently serving a prison term in connection with a meth manufacturing waste conviction stemming from a 2014 incident.