Geneva Co. Man receives 40 Years for Sexually Abusing Teen

An elderly Geneva County man received four consecutive 10-year sentences for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.

Initially, John Rogers was charged with sexual torture. However, in June, a 12-member jury convicted the 65-year-old on four separate counts of sexual abuse.

During the trial, several veteran law enforcement officers testified it was of the most gruesome case they've investigated.

Following Friday's sentence, Rogers was taken into custody at the Geneva County Jail and will later be transported to the State Department of Corrections to serve his 40-year sentence.


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