A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
A JURY HAS FOUND JOSUE GOMEZ GUILTY OF JUVENILE PIMPING
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that
Josue Gomez of McHenry was found guilty today of the offense of Juvenile Pimping, a class 1 felony, following a three day trial.
The jury returned the guilty verdict after deliberating only 25 minutes.
Gomez was found guilty of arranging for a 13- year-old victim to engage in sexual activities with adult males on several occasions and then collecting monies paid to the victim.
The victim testified that she had sexual relations with one adult male but avoided having sex on three other occasions by crying and telling the other men her age. One of the men called DCFS and reported the case after learning of the victim’s age.
Gomez will be sentenced on March 12th and will face 4 to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted for the State by Assistant State’s Attorney’s, Ryan Blackney and Michael Combs