David Rounds Jr., 20, of Kewanee pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint and aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Friday for the kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl in September. As part of the plea agreement, Rounds plead Guilty to Counts one and four and the remaining counts will be dismissed by the state. Rounds Jr received concurrent three year terms in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), one year Mandatory Supervised Release, Register as a Sex Offender for Life and pay $1,724 in fines and assessment.
Between the dates of September 29th to 30th, 2022, David Rounds Jr knowingly detained the minor female and knowingly committed a sexual act against the female, when he touched her with his genitalia. Rounds Jr offered the 15-year-old female a ride home but took her to his house instead and used threats to keep her quiet. At one point, Rounds Jr held her down on the bed and touched her and told her he wanted to have sex with her, while not allowing her to leave for hours. Rounds Jr allowed the minor female to leave after she threatened to scream and wake up everyone in the house. She flagged down a police officer for help and when police went to the residence, Rounds Jr admitted to picking up the minor female.
For Unlawful Restraint, Rounds was sentenced to 3 years IDOC, 6 months Mandatory Supervised Release (MSR), $500 fine plus assessments, submit a DNA Sample, pay $160 for STD Testing and Register as a Sex Offender for 10 years. For Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a person 13 to 17 years old, Rounds was sentenced to 3 years in the IDOC, one year MSR, $75 fine plus assessments and register as a Sex Offender for Life. The IDOC Sentences run concurrent, meaning at the same time.
The waiver for waivable assessments by the defendant was denied because he has money in the bank and he is not receiving assistance from the government. Judge Patton gave Rounds Jr. until April 24, 2023, to pay the $1,724 in fines and assessments, family will be assisting with the payment arrangements.
Rounds was originally charged with 1) Unlawful Restraint (Class 4 Felony), 2) Kidnapping (Class 2 Felony), 3) Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1 Felony), 4) Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse/Victim 13 to 17 (Class 2 Felony), 5) Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony) and 6) Criminal Sexual Abuse/<5 years older than victim (Class A Misdemeanor).
What are we telling our youths when he only gets 3 years!? This is a slap in the face to that girl. Her life is forever changed and she just might run into him when he’s released in 3 freaking years!