• After three-year delay, Kirgan found guilty

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News

    After nearly three years of delays, a 49-year-old Salem man was found guilty Friday of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a person between 13 and 18 with whom he held a position of trust and criminal sexual abuse of a person unable to give consent.09-KIRGAN,KEITH FRONT 093009

    Keith Ray Kirgan did receive a motion for directed verdict on a felony count of criminal sexual assault of a person unable to consent. That ruling says the prosecution did not prove its case on that charge and the defense did not need to present evidence. Kirgan did not testify in the two-day bench trial presided over by Judge Michael McHaney.

    Despite an objection by the defense, Kirgan’s bond was revoked. He had been free on $10,000 bond since June 2010, but upon his bond being revoked was taken into custody by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

    McHaney ordered a pre-sentencing report and set the 2009 case for an April 5 sentencing hearing. For count 2, a Class 2 felony, Kirgan could be sentenced to up to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. On count 3, a Class 4 felony, he could be sentenced to up to 3 years in prison.