Mercer County Violent Sex Offender Case Moved To August

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office attempt to have a former Aledo man declared sexually violent has been continued to later this year. A petition was filed against 42 year old Richard Stallings in 2015. A bench trial was postponed yesterday in Mercer County Circuit Court with a ruling and disposition hearing now set for August 7th.
Stallings was sentenced to 24 years in prison in April 2004 on a Class X felony of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The case involved a girl under the age of 13. Prior to that offense, Stallings served time in federal prison after being convicted of possessing child pornography. If declared sexually violent, Stallings would remain in custody for an indefinite period of time, receiving treatment under the Illinois Department of Human Services. He would stay in custody until no longer deemed a threat to society. He is currently being held at an IDHS facility is Rushville.