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Man gets 6 years for sex assault

DIXON – A Dixon man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in December 2011.

According to court documents, Jarom E.P. Vock, 19, forced a girl who suffers from mental disabilities to have sex; the two had, apparently, engaged in a dating relationship before the offense.

In July 2013, Vock was indicted on three counts of criminal sexual assault in the case. In exchange for his March 5 plea, the other two charges against him were dropped.

Vock, formerly of Polo and Forreston, was previously convicted of criminal sexual abuse of a minor in Ogle County. According to court documents, the allegations involved “a single incident of playing a ‘baby-making game’ with a much younger, related female” during the summer of 2009, when Vock was 15.

Court documents indicate that Vock was charged in Lee County on two counts of criminal sexual assault of a minor in a separate incident that happened during April 2011, 8 months before the incident for which he was sentenced last week.

Because he was a minor when the alleged Lee County act occurred, no further information was available about the outcome of that case.

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