A 36-year-old Joliet man has been sentenced to 84 years in prison for repeated acts of predatory sexual assault of a minor girl in her home over a period of several years beginning when the girl was approximately 8 years old. Anthony Creasy was sentenced on Thursday by Circuit Judge Daniel Kennedy. Creasy was the boyfriend of the girl’s mother during the lengthy duration of the repeated sexual assaults. A jury found Creasy guilty in December 2018 on four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, a Class X felony, after deliberating for just 70 minutes. Creasy was sentenced by Circuit Judge Daniel Kennedy to 21 years on each count to be served consecutively. As part of his sentence, Creasy must register for the rest of his life as a sex offender.

The victim reported Creasy’s abuse to authorities after he married another woman with a young daughter and moved to Wisconsin because of her concerns that he might abuse the young girl in that household. That young girl was entering the age the Joliet victim had been when Creasy’s predatory sexual assaults began. Lead prosecutor Assistant State’s Attorney Jeff Brown notified authorities in Wisconsin to begin an investigation into the matter.

State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow commended the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Multi-Disciplinary Team involved in the case. The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center was created by Glasgow in 1995 to provide hope, healing, and justice to sexually abused children and non-offending family members.