A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn:
Rep. Skillicorn Demands Greater Accountability of Pension Payouts
Lake in the Hills, IL… A former LITH Deputy Police Chief, Alan Bokowski, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty in McHenry County court to sexually assaulting a child between 13 and 17 years old.
Although Bokowski had been retired from the Police Department for many years at the time of the accusations against him, it was through his long-time employment with the village that he became acquainted with the girl’s family.
Because of his longtime employment, he is owed a pension.
However, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) believes he should no longer be awarded that pension.
“Public servants who violate the public trust, especially in such an egregious fashion, should lose their pensions,” stated Rep. Skillicorn.
“Lake in the Hills needs to explore every legal remedy to deny this pension.”
The state has a law that allows DOC to charge prisoners for the cost of incarceration, but this law is not normally enforced due to lack of available offender funds.
In this specific case, due to his pension, Bokowski could afford to pay such charges.