One of the biggest names caught up in this year’s La Salle County prostitution sting has pleaded guilty.
Fifty-four-year-old James G. Schaefer of Peru pleaded guilty Thursday morning to the misdemeanor charge of solicitation of a sexual act. He was given six months probation and told to pay a thousand dollars fine. Schaefer was one of nine men arrested in a prostitution sting carried out in Peru and Ottawa hotels. His crime happened in March.
At the time of his arrest, Schaefer was Vice President of Operations & Physician Services at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. He no longer has that job.