An Edgerton man was sentenced to 11. 5 years in prison in November for molesting two girls in Douglas County in 2010.
Scott Bivins, 46, plead guilty to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Under terms of a plea agreement, Bivins will be eligible for parole. He will, however, be required to maintain lifetime supervision, including electronic monitoring by order of District Judge Peggy Kittel.
Bivins has already spent 11 months in jail. With good behavior, Bivins could be eligible for parole in 7-8 years.
The parents of the victims agreed to the plea arrangement, primarily so the young victims, age 5 and 6, would not have to testify at a trial.
Defense attorney Joseph Dioszeghy told media the two sides reached an agreement due to an evaluation that suggested Bivins was sexually abused as a boy.
In April, the mother of one of the victims said Bivins was an acquaintance of her live-in boyfriend, who would occasionally ride his scooter from the Edgerton Mobile Home Park to where the victims lived with their parents and grandfather on North 400 Road.
The mother told the judge things with her daughter just seemed “off” on the November day she discovered her child was likely being molested.
That day, the defendant came into the house to ask if he could take the two little girls for a ride on his moped. It was something he had done before, but the mother and her boyfriend, the father of the other alleged victim, denied the request. They were concerned about safety, because the defendant didn’t have helmets for the children to wear.
With her ire already raised, the mother kept an eye on her children as they played on a trampoline in the backyard. She would walk back and fourth in her kitchen, alternating between doing dishes in the sink and looking out a window that provided the best view of the trampoline where four children, including her daughter, played.
At one point, she looked out the window to see the defendant sitting on the ground near the trampoline with her daughter sitting cross-legged facing him.
“It looked like she was touching him – how would you like me to refer to this – on his crotch area,” the mother explained in emotional testimony.  “I know what I saw.”
Another witness, Douglas County Sheriff’s detective Kristen Dymacek told the judge that the defendant voluntarily came to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department to submit to an interview.  During the session, the defendant said that he allowed the girls to see and touch his genitals, telling detectives that curiosity led the girls to ask and that they were “bugging” him to do so.
Dymacek said the defendant told investigators he accidentally may have touched “the wrong thing” when he reached behind him to adjust one of the girls as they rode along on the scooter.
He said a similar occurrence happened with the girl riding in front of him on the scooter.  She said the defendant denied raping the girls.
Detective Rita Fulton Mays followed Dymacek on the stand.  Fulton Mays works for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and has received special training in questioning young crime victims.
She and a social worker recorded interviews where both girls provided detailed accounts of interactions with the defendant.  The girls both named the defendant as the person who committed crimes against them. McGowan showed video excerpts of those interviews in court.