A Collinsville man was convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl on Wednesday. That same day, he was charged with four more counts of the same crime in a separate case.
A jury found James P. Schoppen, 41, guilty of criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault, a news release from State’s Attorney James A. Gomric’s office stated Thursday.
“The defendant was charged, and now found guilty of, four separate acts of a sexual nature against a then 14-year-old girl,” Gomric said about the first case, which was tried before Judge Steven P. McGlynn.
McGlynn revoked Schoppen’s bond pending sentencing, which is scheduled for March 28.
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Then on Wednesday, Schoppen was charged with four more counts of criminal sexual assault in a different case. According to charging documents from St. Clair County Court, Schoppen abused a teenager in at least three different instances in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Schoppen’s bail for the second case was set at $40,000.