Former Savoy Fire Department Capt. David “D.J.” Dunn apologized to his victim and the community before being sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for drugging and raping an probationary employee at a party at his home in Savoy.
“I would give anything to take back the events of that night,” he said.
Dunn faced a prison term of between 15 and 67 years after a jury found him guilty May 18 of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Prior to Dunn’s sentencing hearing, Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis rejected a motion filed by Dunn’s attorney, Tom Bruno, for a new trial.
Difanis called the rape a “reprehensible and horrible offense.”
He sentenced Dunn to 15 years on each of two counts and six years on a third, all to be served consecutively.