FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan­u­ary 16, 2018

Anna Man Sen­tenced to Prison for Sex Abuse

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Stew­art Everett Gowan (DOB 12/30/1949) of Anna has been sen­tenced to four (4) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions to one (1) count of Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse, a Class 2 Felony.  Gowan will serve a two (2) year peri­od of Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release and must reg­is­ter as a sex offend­er for life.  Gowan com­mit­ted an act of sex­u­al con­duct with a 14 year old minor in Octo­ber 2017. Gowan was arrest­ed in Octo­ber 2017 as part of an inves­ti­ga­tion by Anna Police.

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