Life in prison awaits a Morton man if he’s convicted of sexually assaulting at least two pre-teen girls, including a 6-year-old.
Andrew Albee, 35, was told that when he was charged Wednesday with seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and one of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, in all cases involving a victim under age 13.
One of his alleged victims told investigators she saw Albee “commit sexual abuse on several other children,” according to a prosecutor’s court affidavit.
The affidavit also cites, without detail, a previous sex-related conviction against Albee, while Peoria County records note that he was jailed but not officially charged two years ago in another sexual abuse investigation.
Redacted to protect the victims’ identities, the affidavit cites one alleged victim’s story that Albee assaulted her between July 2016, when she was 6, until last Thursday, when she revealed his alleged actions. A second girl also told police that Albee sexually touched her in that time span, the affidavit stated.
A Tazewell County prosecutor revealed in court Wednesday that Albee faces “mandatory life” in prison if convicted of the case’s Class X felonies and was preparing to leave for Florida when he was arrested Monday.
That helped persuade Circuit Judge Steven Kouri to set Albee’s bond at $500,000 pending his next court appearance Nov. 9.
The case was filed several days after another man, Dale Lucht, 32, was sentenced in Tazewell County to 43 years in prison in a similar but unrelated case involving sex assaults against a pre-teen girl.
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