28-year-old gets 15-year sentence for sexually assaulting teenage girl in Lake County

Lake County Sheriff's Office
A 28-year-old Beach Park man, shown here, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Photo credit Lake County Sheriff's Office

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A 28-year-old Beach Park man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

The attack happened in June 2021 as the girl walked along the Robert McClory Bike Path.

Police said at the time, the girl was walking alone when a man came out of a wooded area and sexually assaulted the girl.

Her screams were heard by someone nearby.

The man, later identified by a hair sample found at the scene, as Tramane Johnson, was tracked by a Lake County Sheriff’s K9 to a parking lot.

He was already gone.

Fortunately, the hair sample got a hit in the CODIS database. Johnson had been previously arrested on a weapon charge and his DNA was in the system. He was arrested less than two weeks later.

Johnson reached a plea deal with prosecutors in exchange for the 15 year sentence.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office