A 20-year old swimming instructor at Centegra’s Crystal Lake Health was arrested last May for fondling two young boys he was teaching. The following press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office tells of his conviction:
SWIM INSTRUCTOR FOUND GUILTY OF FONDLING TWO STUDENTS
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Rock Burman, 21 years old, of McHenry was found guilty on Friday, March 25, 2011, by a jury of two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, resulting from the fondling of two small boys during swim lessons.
The evidence at trial revealed that the defendant had touched two different boys during their swim lessons.
Immediately following the lesson, one of the young boys told his father of the encounter.
That disclosure led to the investigation and discovery of another victim.
Neither of the boys knew each other and their disclosures regarding the abuse were almost identical.
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 felony, carries a possible sentencing range of probation to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The defendant will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
This case was investigated by Detective Nystrom of the Crystal Lake Police Department and prosecuted for the State by Assistant State’s Attorneys Jessica Carrier and Sharyl Eisenstein.
The case is set over for sentencing until May 20, 2011.