Lemont Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail for Molesting 14-Year-Old Girl

Greg A. Voegtlin, 44, was convicted in May of repeatedly sexually abusing a teenager from 2003 to 2007.

A Will County judge sentenced a Lemont man on Thursday to six months in jail and four years of sex offender probation for repeatedly molesting a teenage girl between 2003 and 2007, according to a Sun-Times Media report.

Greg A. Voegtlin, 44, must register for life as a sex offender, and must not have any contact with girls under the age of 18, others than his two daughters, according to the report.

Voegtlin on three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Last year, Charles B. Pelkie, spokesman for Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, said the victim was first abused in May 2003, when she was just 14 years old.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the victim told her family about the abuse in 2010, and went to police in 2011. .

Voegtlin's attorney denied the charges during trial.

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Paul Scheufler July 13, 2012 at 01:50 PM
He got off easy if he was guilty.
Ann Paul July 13, 2012 at 02:38 PM
@ Paul, I agree, but 6 months in general population should teach him a lesson.
Paul Scheufler July 13, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Let's hope it does. This is a serious crime. 6 months does not seem like a big enough deterant. And what about the victim? What can be done to help her?
Ann Paul July 13, 2012 at 03:18 PM
@Paul, I totally agree with you.
ss2021 July 13, 2012 at 04:05 PM
6 months is him getting off easy.....but he sure as hell won't be getting off easy in jail....that's one thing many inmates don't tolerate are predators! He will get his!
D Kahn July 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Child molesters are segregated from the general population. Unfortunate but true. Murderers even despise child molesters. :(
brett cush July 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Why are drug dealers getting more time than sex offenders? Is it just me or is this all backwards you can't rehabilitate someone sick like this
Yolshunda Freeman July 17, 2012 at 02:14 PM
He should've got more time behind bars. Its basically like the court system is condoing this hideous mess. And ppl wonder why the ppl who are assaulted to report it to anyone. Just because he have to sign up as a sex offender doesnt mean he's not gonna do it again. This is an outrage!
Diana Izard July 17, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Why we expect good things out of bad ones, why we judge so soon without the facts? Because a girl say so? How women dress these days?, even girls, because we are women we can do anything without any consecuences? Men are human, we expect to have a healthy society with the garbage the media is feeding us? Are you really thinking sex, violence, witchcraft is going to make a healthy society, we are doomed and is no point of return, worse things are comming, is no love for God anymore.
Thought I knew July 20, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I agree that he did not receive enough time at all. I've known Greg for over 30 years. And I know his family well or at least I thought I did. People claim he was convicted without any evidence. Evidence? ummmmm, look at all the evidence that Casey Anthony DID kill her daughter. But look where she is now...
J Simon August 14, 2012 at 05:21 AM
The difference between this case and Casey Anthony is significant, but I can understand why someone who knows the family personally. The evidence in that case was made clear to the public. In this case, no evidence is reported to have been presented in court, other than the plaintiff's testimony. Neither was evidence offered by the plaintiff's legal team after the court case. The defense's whole argument was that there was no evidence, but he was convicted under the theme of "Why would she make this up?" Only the great Lord knows, and I agree that offenders should do more time, but I also agree that even for a crime as heinous as child sexual abuse, one must be proven guilty — not by one person's accusation but by evidence. Unfortunately this particular crime is so common that an accusation is almost always intuitively believed by the jury and the burden of proof shifts de facto to the defense. The lack of any evidence reported in this case and the light sentencing by the judge seems to reflect that this was the case here.


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