By Shereen Siewert
A 66-year-old former elementary school janitor convicted in September of forcing a fifth grade student into a closet and assaulting her will spend 14 years in prison after being sentenced Friday in Oneida County Circuit Court.
Stavros Iliopoulos, of Tomahawk, was convicted by a jury of child enticement, false imprisonment and child sexual assault. Iliopoulos was a janitor at Northwoods Community Elementary, a charter school in the town of Cassian, at the time of the assaults. The victim was 10 years old.
Prosecutors relied in part on DNA evidence to convict Iliopoulos, who did not testify on his own behalf.
Circuit Judge Michael Bloom also ordered Iliopoulos to undergo sex offender treatment, mental health treatment. Iliopoulos will also be required to undergo moral reconation therapy, a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning.
Iliopoulos will be 79 when he is released from prison, but he will be required to spend an additional 16 years on active community supervision following his release.