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Man pleads guilty in sexual assault case

A 31-year-old man has entered a guilty plea to a Champaign County Judge in regards to a sexual assault charge that was filed against him.

The man admitted that in 2007 he had engaged in a sexual act with a female who was younger than 13. The young girl, who is now a teenager, revealed that the sexual abuse carried on for a span of four years. She informed her mother about the man, and she alerted local police.

When the police questioned the man, he revealed that he had indeed assaulted the girl. By pleading guilty to the single count of criminal sexual assault, the other charges against him were dropped. His sentencing is scheduled for June 18, and the maximum amount of time that he could spend behind bars is 40 years.

If you have been accused of a crime, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.

The Roger Ebert film festival has begun in Champaign

The Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices have learned that the 14th annual Roger Ebert film festival has begun in Champaign.

The film festival will take place at the Virginia Theatre. The festival will run until Sunday, and during that time there will be 13 different films screened at the theatre. This festival is considered to be international, and there are expected guests from other countries such as Australia and Africa.

The first movie on the schedule will be “Joe Versus the Volcano.” Roger Ebert is also expected to commentate on the final show of the festival, “Citizen Kane.” Ebert grew up in Urbana, and attended college at the University of Illinois.

If you are interested in learning more about the festival, visit the official website today.

Urbana apartment shooting leaves 1 injured

Early this morning a woman was shot in the shoulder at a north Urbana apartment complex.

The 30-year-old woman was walking to the laundry room in her apartment complex around 2 a.m. when she noticed two men standing in the doorway, lingering. She returned a short while later for her laundry, and the men were still there, this time with ski masks on, and one of them had a gun.

They yelled something at the woman, and then a shot was fired. The woman was retreating to her apartment when she was struck in the shoulder with a bullet. She called 9-1-1, but the police were unable to track down the men who allegedly were responsible for the attack.

If you have been accused of committing a crime, please contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.

Hector Camacho turns himself in on child abuse charges

A man whose profession was centered on fighting other men will now be fighting child abuse charges that were filed against him at the end of 2011.

The ex-boxer, Hector “Macho” Camacho, turned himself in to Florida authorities after he learned of a warrant that was circulating asking for his arrest. The charges, in relation to the warrant, deal with a fight that Camacho had with one of his sons. No specific details were given about the fight, but a neighbor had called the police after she heard an argument in the front yard of the home.

One of Hector’s sons apparently reported that his father abused him in the fight. Camacho vehemently denies these charges, and that is why he chose to go to the authorities. He wants to clear up this matter, and claims that his relationship with his children has always been a good one.

Please contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 if you or someone you know has been charged with a crime.