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Carbondale man sentenced to 125 years in prison


A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to 125 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Terrance D. Godfrey, 43, was sentenced for criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery to a police officer, disarming a police officer and attempt escape.

According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr, the incidents happened in Carbondale on Feb. 22.

Carr said after hearing victim impact statements from the sexual assault victim and others who were seriously impacted by the crime, and reviewing Godfrey's extensive criminal history, the court sentenced him to 20 years for each count of three criminal sexual assault counts, 30 years each for the charges of aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer, and 5 years for the charge of attempted escape.

Each of the sentences were ordered to run consecutively for a total of 125 years.

Back in February, Godfrey joined a party that was being held at a Carbondale apartment and then, hours after the residents had gone to bed, entered the bedroom of one of the female residents and sexually assaulted her.

When arrested by Carbondale police, Godfrey attacked the officer at the police station, tried to escape and then, during his capture, tried to disarm the police officer.

The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. State's Attorney Michael Carr and Assistant State's Attorney Abigail Dinn were responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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