Former Mercer County Man Re-Sentenced In Sex Abuse Case Again

For the second time in less than two months a former Mercer County man has been re-sentenced in a sex abuse case.  47 year old Loren Jasper was originally sentenced to 28-years in prison for Class X and Class 1 felonies in February of 2014, but the Third District Appellate Court deemed that punishment incorrect because Jasper did not hold a position of trust. The former Cable man was re-sentenced to 14 years last month in Mercer County Circuit Court on a Class 2 felony charge and then Judge Greg Chickris reduced that to seven years this week based on a motion he filed.  In addition to the new seven year sentence, Jasper must also serve a consecutive six-year prison term in a separate Mercer County sex abuse case that was also part of the original 2014 sentencing. The two cases involved 15 and 13 year old girls. He also has a consecutive seven-year prison sentence out of Rock Island County stemming from a 2013 sex abuse case. Jasper remains in custody at the Menard Correctional Center.