QUINCY -- The Quincy man who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after admitting he had sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl last summer was sentenced Monday to probation and jail time.
Dominic E. Anders, 20, was sentenced to three years' probation in Adams County Circuit Court for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. As part of the sentence, Judge Robert Adrian also sentenced Anders to serve 364 days of periodic imprisonment in the Adams County Jail, with credit for two days served.
He faced between three and seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty March 7. Probation was an option in the case.
As part of Anders' plea, two more severe charges of predatory criminal sexual assault were dismissed.
Anders was arrested Aug. 1, 2017, after Quincy police said he had sexual contact July 7, 2017, with the girl at Front and Jefferson.
The girl said during an interview at the Children's Advocacy Center that she met Anders in person, then had contact with him on the social media network Snapchat. He reportedly contacted the girl July 7 to "hang out," and picked her up at 11 p.m. at her house and drove her down by the Mississippi River, where the sexual contact took place.
Anders must complete a sex offender evaluation and have no contact with minors except as allowed by the Adams County Probation Department after consulting with any sex offender treatment provider. He also is not allowed to enter any places where children congregate or have internet contact with anyone under the age of 18. All of his social media accounts must be registered with law enforcement.
Anders, who has been free on $3,000 bond, also must register as a sex offender for life.