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Lemont Man Charged with Molesting 14-Year-Old Girl

Greg A. Voegtlin, 43, accused of sexually abusing teen from 2003 to 2005.

A 43-year-old man who lives in unincorporated Lemont was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in 2003.

Greg A. Voegtlin, 17242 W. Bluff Road, was charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.

Charles B. Pelkie, spokesman for Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, said charges were filed last week against Voegtlin, who is free after posting $4,000 of a $40,000 bail Tuesday.

Two counts against Voegtlin are for sexual contact that reportedly occurred in May 2003, when the victim was 14, Pelkie said. Two counts are for sexual contact that reportedly occurred in July 2003.

The fifth charge is for attempted sexual contact that reportedly occurred sometime between Sept. 1, 2005, and Nov. 30, 2005.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, sheriff's police said the alleged victim, who lives in an unincorporated area near Lemont, recently reported her abuse to police because she believes there might be other victims.

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony that carries a sentence of three to seven years upon conviction. Attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 3 felony, which carries a sentence of two to five years.

R. Bass May 13, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Apparently no evidence was presented against Mr. Voegtlin. No facts at all. She said. He said. How does a case even begin when there is no evidence, only accusations? Is anyone safe in a system like this?
Anonymous May 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Actually, there was an overwhelming amount of evidence at the trial. The Assistant State's Attorney Jessica Colon-Sayre presented the case. Justice prevailed.
Becky May 14, 2012 at 02:27 AM
What justice?
B.G. May 14, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Question for R. Bass, were you at the trial? You seem pretty emphatic about your statement.
Dont understand May 17, 2012 at 02:17 AM
I actually know Greg and was stunned to find this story. We lost touch many years ago. The Greg I knew would not have done this, makes me so very sick and sad!
Lauren Ashley May 30, 2012 at 05:52 AM
To R. Bass, I find it rediculous that a man of absolute innocence can be convicted with no evidence presented. Open your eyes and stop believing what you want to believe. That being said, may justice be served.
KY43 June 03, 2012 at 08:10 AM
Those doubting his innocence are the same ones that turned a blind eye to it for years. And I know Greg, family, and extended family well for over 25 years. This is not saying those in his family or such are guilty as well. However, they had to have known what was going on at that time.
KY43 June 03, 2012 at 10:20 AM
let me guess....ummmmm, you are previously from FH too?
KY43 June 03, 2012 at 10:21 AM
cousin, right?
KY43 June 03, 2012 at 10:22 AM
25 yrs you think you know someone...sooooo many closets contain the same
KY43 June 03, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Agreed!
KY43 June 03, 2012 at 10:23 AM
blame the victim....
Becky June 04, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Sorry, you misunderstood, KY43. Not sure what you meant by "cousin right"?, I just hadn't found out the verdict yet and was asking. I found out - justice was served.
R. Bass June 05, 2012 at 12:43 AM
To Lauren Ashley It doesn't matter what you find ridiculous. What matters is truth. I, also, want justice served. It cannot be done when one party can accuse another without any evidence. There was none in this case. The prosecution continually said "her accusation is all the evidence that is needed". Really?! Uncorroborated testimony is not evidence. It's only uncorroborated testimony.
R. Bass June 05, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Name even one piece of evidence.
R. Bass June 05, 2012 at 12:50 AM
To KY43 Where I'm from is not relevant to the trial, or justice, or my arguments, or anything else related to this issue. I am not blaming the victim. I am defending him.
B.G. July 13, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Mr. R. Bass, I was at the sentencing, during which the States Assist. Attorney read the statement from Greg's pre-sentencing psychological analysis (post-conviction, pre-sentencing), in which Greg admitted to having her lay on top of him while he massaged her back, admitted to massaging her legs and then having her massage his legs, as well as other things that Greg admitted to which did not even come out in the trial! (don’t forget, Greg was 37 and she was 14) Yet without knowledge of these things, you want to declare his innocence! Now from Greg’s own statements he has condemned himself. You speak of truth, obtain a copy of that analysis and you will have your truth. Guilty!

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