Illinois man gets 60 years for sex with child who got HIV

Stephen Grimes – Photos Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child who later tested positive for HIV has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Stephen Grimes was sentenced Tuesday by a Winnebago County Circuit Court judge, who specified that the Rockford man must serve at least 51 years before he is eligible for parole. The suspected abuse was reported to Rockford police in May 2019. Prosecutors say that Grimes later admitted to the sexual abuse. He pleaded guilty in June to criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual assault and criminal transmission of HIV.