No. 2--07--0699 Filed: 10-24-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
OF ILLINOIS, ) of Lee County.
v. ) No. 07--CF--38
CHRISTOPHER E. LETCHER, ) Honorable
) John E. Payne,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE BURKE delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant, Christopher E. Letcher, appeals his conviction of eight counts of predatory
criminal sexual assault of a child (720 ILCS 5/12--14.1(a)(1) (West 2006)). He contends that there
was insufficient evidence of the number of incidents and their dates to convict him on all counts.
We determine that there was sufficient evidence on six of the eight counts. Accordingly, we affirm
defendant's convictions on six counts and reverse his convictions on two counts.
On May 3, 2007, defendant was charged by information with 14 counts of predatory criminal
sexual assault of a child. On July 31, 2007, a bench trial was held, and defendant was found guilty
of eight counts. Six of those counts alleged that defendant knowingly committed an act of sexual
penetration against his daughter, K.J.L., by placing his penis in her vagina "on or about" the