By Eric Stock
BLOOMINGTON - A 55-year-old LeRoy man has been sentenced to life in prison for the sexual assault of three girls.
Thomas Campbell was convicted in October of predatory sexual assault.
McLean County Judge Robert Freitag agreed prosecutors that Campbell was eligible for life in prison. An Illinois law provides the most serious punishment for those convicted of predatory assault of two or more victims.
After the hearing, the prosecutor said the sentence will bring some peace to the victims.
Campbell maintains his innocence says he plans to file an appeal.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.