The Kewanee man convicted of the 1995 murder of 3-year-old Jami Sue Pollock was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a child under 13 years of ago. Scott F English plead guilty to Count 4 of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (Class X Felony) on February 17, 2023, and the remaining counts will be dismissed by the state. English accepted a Plea Deal for 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), 3 years to Life of Mandatory Supervised Release, fines and assessments, day for day credit and credit for rime served. English must serve 85% of the 30 year sentence by law and register as a Sex Offender. Upon release from IDOC, English mush report within 30 days to court services at the Henry County Courthouse to arrange payment of the balance of fines and assessments. A Class X Felony carries a mandatory prison sentence of 6-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
On May 28, 2022, Detective Rosa Rushing investigated a complaint of inappropriate sexual contact by an adult with a minor child. The minor child disclosed to the Grandmother that Scott English had been inappropriately touching the child. The child said Scott English had put the child’s hand on his private parts even as the child cried.
The mother of the minor child has had extensive contact with State’s Attorney Runty and is in favor of the sentence. The mother read a victim impact statement on behalf of her minor child that her child wrote to Mr. English. The child’s own words: For two years, I’ve had to keep all this a secret. When this started, I was scared. I know I’m not the first child you did this to but I will be the last. You didn’t deserve two years of my life.
The child’s mother said “I’m glad she gets to say her side of the story, unlike Jami Sue”. She told Scott English he gets to go home where he belongs. She said she gets to go home and they get to move on with their life. Her last words to English were “You are a Monster”.
Attorney Camp said his client will not be making a statement to the court.