In 1997, Steven Andrew Hayes was sentenced to five years confinement at a correctional facility on a charge of sodomy against an 8-year-old relative. 15, 2005, cops say Hayes couldn’t control his sick instincts and gave a 12-year-old girl a powerful drug, and cops say he sexually assaulted her.
A Covington man charged with child molestation on Thursday was convicted of a sex crime in Vermilion County, Ill., in 1993. Clark, 44, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of Class A felony and two counts of Class C felony child molesting.
If convicted on all charges, Clark could face a prison sentence of up to 116 years.
Online court records for Vermilion County show Clark went to court on charges of felony counts of second degree criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault against a person 13-17 years old, criminal sexual abuse against a person 13-16 years old and misdemeanor first degree criminal sexual assault on Jan. He was found guilty on the misdemeanor charge and the felonies were dropped.
A representative from the Vermilion County Circuit Clerk’s office said Clark’s charges stemmed from a 1991 incident.
Once he established a relationship with potential clients, he would assess the damages to their properties, give them estimates and get their personal information — information he would later release to other construction businesses.
If these businesses were awarded the bid, Hayes would receive money from them.
So if Hayes runs out of money, he may seek jobs in the construction industry, especially roofing.
And because of his friendly personality, he may also be working in sales.
According to court records, Clark’s wife filed for a legal separation on May 8, 2006.