Frizzell had been charged with three counts of predatory criminal
sexual abuse of a child, one count of aggravated criminal sexual
abuse and one count of criminal sexual assault. The charges stem
from Frizzel being accused of abusing a 12-year-old girl.
18, 2008, Frizzell pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal
sexual abuse of a child and one count of criminal sexual assault.
If Frizzell had chosen to plead not guilty, he would have gone
before a jury, and if found guilty, a life sentence would have been
In exchange for his guilty plea, the Logan County state's
attorney agreed to drop the other three charges and that he would
not request more than 30 years in prison. Assistant State's Attorney
Jonathan Wright argued for imposition of the 30-year sentence.
On the charge of predatory criminal sexual abuse of a child, the
court sentenced Frizzell to 20 years in prison, followed by three
years of mandatory supervised release.
On the charge of criminal sexual assault, the court sentenced him
to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of mandatory
The law requires that these two sentences run consecutively,
which means that he was given the 30-year sentence.
In addition, Frizzell was ordered to pay court costs and other
fees associated with his sentence.
[Text from file from Michael D. McIntosh,
state's attorney; LDN staff]