A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally:
MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Ericsson Gumesindo, 21, pled guilty to the offense of Aggravated Kidnapping, a class X felony, on May 18, 2017 before the Honorable Judge Michael Feetterer.
Gumesidno is facing between 6 and 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and must register as a Sex Offender for life. The matter is scheduled for sentencing on July 6, 2017.
In July of 2014, Woodstock police officers were called to a residence in the early morning hours after a father discovered his 13 year-old daughter was missing from their home. Shortly after Woodstock Police arrived at the residence, officers observed Gumesindo pull up in a stolen vehicle with the missing child in the passenger seat.
Investigation later revealed that Gumesindo broke a window to the residence, woke up the victim and coerced her to go with him by lying and telling the victim that her sister was lost. Gumesindo then took the victim in a vehicle he had stolen the day before to a park and sexually assaulted her.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Randi Freese and David Johnston. The lead investigator on the case was Detective Shane Marshall of the Woodstock Police Department.