It’s been over a year since McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle was arrested for criminal sexual assault, but those with good memories might see some similarities with the problem facing the Lake County Sheriff’s Department in a Chicago Tribune story Friday.
First Sheriff Keith Nygren’s deputy was arrested in January, 2012, on state charges of predatory criminal sexual assault.
At the time, he was on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as a result of the job Nygren gave him.
Pyle stayed on the county payroll.
Then, in August, the Feds stepped in to arrest him for
- aggravated sexual abuse of a child and
- producing child pornography by the sexual exploitation of a child
Concurrently, the accused left Nyrgen’s payroll.
Now the Tribune is reporting that former Lake County Sheriff Lt. Rick White is being investigated for having sexual conduct with a teenage boy.
The internet Tribune headline reads,
“Prosecutors investigating allegation that former Lake County cop had sexual contact with teen, authorities say”
White was “on paid leave for two months” before he retired.
Not charged with a crime, the Tribune says.
But, White was an internet guy.
Similar job to Pyle’s.
A performance review, the Tribune reporters Dan Hinkel and David Heizmann found, said While was “a pioneer in the field of Internet child solicitation.