Pension of Former LITH Deputy Police Chief Alan Bokowski, Sentenced for Child Sexual Assault, on LITH Police Pension Agenda Tomorrow Afternoon

Alan Bokowski

Alan Bokowski, a long-time resident of the west end of Crystal Lake, was indicted for

  • 3 Counts of Criminal Sexual Assault
  • 5 counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

That was in January of 2017.

In February of this year, Bokowski plead guilty to sexual assaulting a child between the ages of 13 and 17 and was sentenced to prison.

This after noon Bokowski’s pension is on the Lake in the Hills Police Pension Board agenda under Old Business.

The meeting starts at 4 on Tuesday and is being held at the Village Hall.

Bokowski is incarcerated at Robinson Correctional Center.

Allan Bokowski Department of Corrections photos


Pension of Former LITH Deputy Police Chief Alan Bokowski, Sentenced for Child Sexual Assault, on LITH Police Pension Agenda Tomorrow Afternoon — 3 Comments

  1. Alan Bokowski
    Retired Lake in the Hills Deputy Police Chief
    Convicted February 21, 2018 Criminal Sexual Assult/SUPER – the victim between 13-17 years old
    Incarcerated at ‘Robinson Correctional Center’; Annual Cost Per Inmate: $19,623 (FY16)
    His pension is over $79,150 dollars
    Median household income in Illinois is $59,588
    Eligible to be released from prison, on parole on December 13, 2020 if he can show IDOC he has housing that meets their standards.
    Parole: ‘undetermined – 3 to life’

    In order for his parole to even start he needs to show the Illinois department of corrections that he has housing outside of prison that meets the state’s standards for convicted sexual predators. If he cannot meet their standards, his parole will not start and he would need to remain in prison until he secures adequate housing.

    It’s noted that there are currently indigent inmates in Illinois with indeterminate release dates who have served their prison time but can’t begin their parole because of the Sexual Predator housing rule – so they are stuck in prison. 16 C 11471: [[PDF]16-11471 – Murphy et al v. Madigan et al [PDF 148 KB]]

    Bokowski’s pension will factor into his ability to be released on parole.

    Second, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson said in an email to The Associated Press that the department has the right under Illinois law “to recoup from offenders the expenses incurred by their incarceration.” This law is seldom used and based on the prisoner’s ability to pay.

    Should Bokowski be compelled to pay for his incarceration? His pension gives him more than the median household income in Illinois.

  2. If the law provides for him to pay for his incarceration, then he should. Similarly, if Illinois law doesn’t address the issue of a public pension for individuals convicted of crimes NOT RELATED to their public service which occur AFTER their public service, his pension should stand and the payments continued.

    Don’t cut him any slack because he’s a former police officer, but don’t penalize him further for that same reason. That’s what our system of justice is supposed to be about: EQUAL justice for all.

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