Carbondale man convicted on sexual assault, other charges

A Jackson County, Illinois, jury returned a six count guilty verdict against a Carbondale man Tuesday, according to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr. 

The man was convicted on three counts of sexual assault, one count of aggravated battery of a police officer, one count of attempting to disarm a police officer, and one count of attempted escape for offenses the state's attorney's office said happened in Carbondale on Feb. 22.

The man, 42-year-old Terrance Godfrey, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman, then attacking an officer at the Carbondale police station after his arrest. The state's attorney's office says then tried to escape and, when he was captured, tried to disarm the officer. 

Godfrey faces a minimum sentence of 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on each offense except for the attempted escape charge, which carries a potential two to five years of imprisonment. A sentencing date has not been set.

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