Peoria man sentenced for predatory sexual assault with a firearm

By WEEK Producer

April 21, 2014 Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria man was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of predatory sexual assault with a firearm on Monday.

Steven Harness was sentenced for an April 13, 2008 incident in which he inappropriately touched a 12 year old girl when he was 17 years old.

Harness was originally sentenced to six years on a charge of criminal sexual assault in December 2008. He was arrested again on March 6 of this year on additional charges for the crime after new evidence came to light.