Belvidere man sentenced for sexually assaulting a child

Efren Gerardo
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Belvidere man will spend up to 16 years in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

Efren Gerardo, 33, will also need to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Gerardo was arrested on June 21, 2019, after a report that he had sex with a 12-year-old. The victim’s family notified police.