CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) A former Bloomington police sergeant was convicted Wednesday of raping four women and stalking a fifth, ending a trial in which prosecutors said he was driven by pornography-fueled fantasies.
Jeff Pelo, 43, was found guilty on 35 counts, including 25 of aggravated sexual assault. Two other charges were dropped during the trial.
The rapes took place from 2002 to 2005. Pelo has been jailed since his June 2006 arrest, unable to post $100,000 to cover $1 million bail.