Cottonwood County criminal sexual conduct case results in supervised probation
Daijon Eshun was initially charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor but was sentenced on an amended charge after entering an Alford plea.
WORTHINGTON — One individual was sentenced recently in a criminal case previously reported on by The Globe.
Daijon Eshun, 25, of Peoria, Illinois, was sentenced in Cottonwood County Fifth District Court in a case of criminal sexual conduct. Eshun was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor under the age of 13 in March 2022.
While acknowledging that due to the state’s evidence, Eshun would likely be found guilty if the case went to trial, he maintained he was innocent and entered an Alford plea to an amended count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge was dismissed, and Eshun was sentenced to a stay of adjudication, with five years of supervised probation. He will also be required to serve 90 days in Cottonwood County Jail and 60 days of electric home monitoring. As a condition of his sentencing, Eshun must comply with a psychological-sexual evaluation within 90 days of the sentencing. Eshun will additionally pay $760 in court fees, including a $500 fine.
Successful completion of probation will result in a dismissal of the fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge.
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