La Salle County Court

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. 

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