Cooper Sentencing Continued To December

cooperA sentencing hearing has been continued for an Aledo man who’s facing 6-to-30 years in prison in a sex abuse case. 46 year old Charles Cooper was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but the matter has now been moved to December 9th. He was found guilty of five felony counts during a bench trial last August in Mercer County Circuit Court. The case involves two different girls under the age of 13. The most serious offense was a Class X felony of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He was also convicted of two Class 2 and two Class 4 felonies. The Aledo Police Department and Illinois State Police were involved in the investigation. Cooper has been in custody at the Mercer County Jail on $125,000 bond since his arrest last February.