Former LITH Deputy Police Chief Indicted for Child Sex Crimes

The following indictments were returned yesterday by the McHenry County Grand Jury: Alan R. Bokowski, born June 7, 1956. Address:  1382 Dola Rosa Lane, Crystal Lake. Indicted for 3 Counts of Criminal Sexual Assault 5 counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual … Continue reading

CL Man, Former Deputy Chief of LITH Police Department, Arrested for Multiple Sexual Assults to Girl

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Crystal Lake Police Arrest Subject for Criminal Sexual Assault On November 29th, 2016, Crystal Lake Police met with concerned parents who reported their juvenile daughter had been sexually assaulted while at … Continue reading

33-Year Old Arrested for Middle School Sexual Abuse

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Woodstock Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Assault and Abuse Andres Gamez, 33, of the 8100 block of Castleberry Drive in Woodstock, was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated … Continue reading

U.S. Attorney’s Press Release about Greg Pyle’s 50-Year Sentence

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER McHENRY COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION ROCKFORD — A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy who was that department’s representative on … Continue reading

Obama Administration Finally Issues Rape Rules for Prisons & Jails

A press release from Just Detention International, which used to be called Stop Prison Rape: FINALLY — NATIONAL STANDARDS TO STOP PRISONER RAPE Nine years after passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 and almost two years … Continue reading

Obama Refuses to Issue Prison Rape Regulations But Finds Time to Promulgate Campus Rape Regs

Eric Holder begins his introductory remarks to U.S. Justice Department web site readers with this statement: “The primary mission of the United States Department of Justice is to do justice. “Our only responsibility it to do the right thing.” If … Continue reading

22-Year Old Man Arrested for Digital Sexual Assaul a 93-Year Old Crystal Lake Nursing Home Patient

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Caregiver Arrested for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault On October 24th, 2011 Angelo J. Bird, a twenty-two year old male, was taken into custody by the Woodstock Police Department pursuant to a … Continue reading

McCullom Lake Man Pleads Guilty of Sexual Assaulting 5-Year Old Boy, Gets 20 Years for

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: McCULLOM LAKE MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 33 year old Charles Dickerson was sentenced today to 20 years in the … Continue reading

Sam’s Club Parking Lot Kidnapper Gets 19 Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: CRYSTAL LAKE MAN SENTENCED TO 19 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Steven W. Hess, 57, of Crystal … Continue reading

DNA Leads to Plea on Sexual Assault in Crystal Lake Motel Rape, 20 Years Behind Bars

That’s what the following press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney says: CRYSTAL LAKE MAN SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS FOR HOME INVASION AND CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Robert J. Minerly, 35, … Continue reading

Man Who Sexually Assaulted Four-Year Old Girl Arrested in Harvard

From the Harvard Police Department: Predatory Sexual Assault On 09-18-10, Harvard Police received a report that a female 4 yoa, victim was sexually assaulted at a residence in Harvard previously in the day. It was reported a 51 yoa male … Continue reading

Some Daily Herald Readers Don’t Think Incarceration of Convicted Solon Mills Teacher Is Enough Punishment

Chuck Keeshan’s Daily Herald article about 53-year old Antioch Upper Grade School teacher Wes Owens, a resident of McHenry County’s far northeastern Solon Mills, has brought some pungent comments from those who think the punishment should be more that incarceration. … Continue reading

No Sexual Assaults Reported Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Either the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is doing one marvelous job preventing rape and other sexual assaults in prison or employees are not keeping their eyes open. I filed a Freedom of Information request with the new spin-off department … Continue reading

Island Lake Man Gets Ten Years for Aggravated Criminal Sex Abuse, Witness Harrassment

The following press release has been received from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: MARC CARDER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE AND WITNESS HARASSMENT Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Marc … Continue reading

Jack Franks to Enter Pat Quinn Revolving Prison Door Political Scandal

Never let it be said that McHenry County’s State Representative Jack Franks (D-Marengo) doesn’t have a good eye for what will attract media attention. Think of his four-year fight to get cheaper prescription drugs for seniors. Think of his many … Continue reading

A Christmas Story Still Worth Telling

I know the twelve days of Christmas have passed, but before Christmas I stopped over at the Route 14 Crystal Lake offices of PEACE4ALL. It’s a non-profit domestic violence, sexual assault counseling and prevention organization for men, women and children. … Continue reading