Sentencing In Aledo Sex Abuse Case On Monday

cooperA sentencing hearing is scheduled Monday for an Aledo man who’s facing 6-to-30 years in prison in a sex abuse case. 46 year old Charles Cooper 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.