More Sex Abuse Complaints Result in Arrest of 50-Year Old Bull Valley Man

The Sheriff’s Department reports that Leonard Puccini was arrested on sexual abuse charges dating back twenty-two years. The press release follows:

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man for Additional Sexual Assault Incidents

McHenry County Jail

Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the arrest of a Bull Valley area man for charges involving several incidents dating back to 1988. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Sheriff’s Office Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Leonard W. Puccini, age 50, after conducting an investigation involving several victims.

This investigation is stemming from a previous arrest of Puccini for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

The Criminal Investigations Bureau received numerous calls from other victims alleging Puccini had sexually assaulted and abused them over the course of the past twenty-two years.

Leonard Puccini

The investigation culminated with the arrest of Leonard W. Puccini, who turned himself into the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

Arrested:  Leonard W. Puccini, age 50, 9020 Shadow Lane. Bull Valley, IL


  • Criminal Sexual Assault, Class 1 Felony
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Class 2 Felony
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Class 2 Felony
  • Computer Tampering,Class 4 Felony

Bond:  $75,000

Next Court Date:  August 5, 2010

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The Daily Herald has more information, including the man’s connection to Big Brothers, Big Sisters. It reports little boys were his target.

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