CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois attorney general’s office has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to impose a sentence in a case where a western Illinois judge threw out the sexual assault conviction of an 18-year-old man.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a mandamus complaint and a motion for supervisory order asking the state’s highest court to order Judge Robert Adrian to sentence Drew S. Clinton in accordance with state law.
Adrian presided over a three-day bench trial in which Clinton was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a graduation party. After originally finding Clinton guilty of criminal sexual assault, Adrian threw out the conviction.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul said the judge’s decision to vacate the decision “demonstrates an abuse of power.”