A Danville man faces sentencing later after being convicted on bribery charges. Keyvell Lewis had been charged on December 27th, 2017 with multiple counts of sexual assault of a female juvenile.
Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy says while the assault charges were still pending, Lewis told the victim he had $8-thousand dollars at home and would take the girl shopping with it if she dropped the allegations against him. And Lacy added Lewis told the girl’s mother that if the State did not have a witness – then they would not have a case.
Lacy says Lewis suggested the victim’s mother could flee with the victim, or the victim could testify Lewis did not commit the assault.
Bribery is a class 2 felony, but Lewis is facing a mandatory Class X sentencing due to his prior criminal history. It means when Lewis is sentenced he will face a mandatory prison sentence of between 6 and 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.