The Deputy Sheriff Greg Pyle Story Unfolds – 10 Counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

Greg Pyle

My guess is that Chicago media will be reporting on the arrest of McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Greg Pyle on, maybe even before, Monday.

Ten counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, according to Illinois State Police Spokesperson Monique Bond.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Gene Lowery told me that his Department was not involved.

I learned from State Police Public Information Officer Bond that the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office requested that state agency’s assistance.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s investigators and the State Police’s District 2 Investigative Division personnel led the way.

The allegations surfaced on Friday.

“It was very fluid here,” she said Sunday.

Bianchi could not be reached for comment.

As of early Sunday afternoon, the Northwest Herald was running with an unposted press release from Keith Nygren’s department. The NWH reports the press release says the cause for police involvement “domestic issue involving the officer and his family.”

That is at wide variance with what Woodstock Advocate‘s Gus Philpott has written.  See

First Electric Newspaper weighed in with this article:

The new masthead of “Dirty Harry vs. Dirty Keith.”

Also weighing in is Dave Bachmann, who has put his “Dirty Keith vs. Dirty Harry” blog back up…at least the part about Greg Pyle.  His masthead now says, “Again, “Dirty Keith Blog” Was On Target!

There are too many more articles which you might find of interest.

Also found on the internet is the following paragraph:

“In a recent interview with Detective Gregory Pyle of the McHenry County Sheriff’s department, I learned that approximately 1 in 5 children with full internet access were approached by a predator on the internet last year. Detective Pyle is a member of the Illinois Chapter of the ICAC, or Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. The task force is a subset of The Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Department of Justice. Education is the key according to Detective Pyle. Unfortunately they do not have the budget to educate everyone. This, I believe, is our Calling.”


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