Ill. man to serve 25 years in molestation case

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WTHI) – An Effingham County man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in a major child molestation case.

James Zumbahlen originally faced almost 40 different felony counts from the state of Illinois.

In the end, he agreed to a guilty plea to nine felonies of sexual assault and aggravated sexual abuse.

Zumbahlen will serve 25 years in an Illinois prison for the crimes. As many as eight different victims were identified in the case.

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