BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A McLean County jury took just two hours on Wednesday to convict a Normal man of sexually assaulting a minor girl.
Alexander Beard, 33, was arrested by members of a U.S. Marshal Task Force in September.
Beard was charged with four counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a victim under the age of 13 and one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a victim under the age of 13. The charges stemmed from a series of incidents that happened between April and July.
The jury found him guilty on all five counts. He is set for sentencing on January 29.