No. 2--06--0334 Filed: 4-8-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
OF ILLINOIS, ) of Du Page County.
v. ) No. 04--CF--3563
ANTHONY DOUGLAS, ) Honorable
) George J. Bakalis,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE O'MALLEY delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant, Anthony Douglas, was convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child
(720 ILCS 5/12--14.1(a)(1) (West 2004)), following a stipulated bench trial. Defendant appeals,
contending that the trial court erred by denying him the opportunity to raise the defense of mistake
of age to the charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Defendant also contends that the
judgment orders should be corrected to reflect the proper provision under which he was convicted.
We affirm as modified.
Defendant was charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, all
stemming from his December 20, 2004, liaison with the victim, C.V. All of the charges alleged that
defendant was older than 17 years of age and that he committed an act of sexual penetration with
C.V., who was under 13 years of age.