Mercer County Man Faces Up To 80 Years In Prison After Second Sex Abuse Conviction

loren jasperA Mercer County man has been convicted in a second sex abuse case. 43 year old Loren Jasper was found guilty of two Class 2 felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse during a short bench trial in Mercer County Circuit Court this morning. The charges were in connection with incidents involving a 15 year old girl. Jasper, formerly of the Cable area, was also found guilty of two Class 1 and one Class 2 felony counts following a two day bench trial last October in a separate sex abuse case. Those charges were in connection with incidents involving a 13 year old girl. Assistant State’s Attorney Meeghan Lee says Jasper is eligible for an extended term and faces up to 80-years in prison when he is sentenced next month.