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Christmas sentenced to 18 years for sexually assaulting girls
Ronald Linwood Christmas
Ronald Linwood Christmas - photo by C-I file photo
An Elgin man arrested twice for separate instances of sexually assaulting young girls will spent the next 18 years behind bars. Monday, Circuit Court Judge R. Ferell Cothran sentenced Ronald Linwood Christmas, 44, of Silicate Way, Elgin, to 18 years in prison following a negotiated plea agreement between his attorney and the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Christmas faced a maximum sentence of between 25 years and up to life in prison on each of two first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.