The following press release has been received from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
MARC CARDER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE AND WITNESS HARASSMENT
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Marc Carder of Island Lake was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections today pursuant to a negotiated plea of guilty.
Specifically, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison for the offenses of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, and 3 years in prison for the offense of Harassment of a Witness, with the sentences to run consecutively.
During the plea, Marc Carder admitted to committing an act of sexual intercourse with a minor female.
At the time, the minor female was over 13 but under 17 years of age.
Marc Carder also admitted to the acts of Witness Harassment, in that after the sex offenses were charged and the case was pending, he created fictional online accounts purporting to be made by the victim planning for a future wedding with him.
He tendered these online accounts to law enforcement who subsequently determined through forensic analysis of the computers that the online posting originated from Carder’s own computer.
These cases were prosecuted for the State by Assistant State’s Attorneys Ryan Blackney and Jeff Bora.
Judge Sharon Prather imposed the sentence.