Lemont Man Found Guilty of Molesting 14-Year-Old Girl

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

Will County jurors convicted a Lemont man Thursday of repeatedly molesting a teenage girl between 2003 and 2007, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

Greg A. Voegtlin, 44, was convicted on three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the report.

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

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony that carries a sentence of three to seven years upon conviction.

Voegtlin is scheduled to be sentenced July 12. His punishment could range from probation to 21 years in prison, according to theĀ Chicago Sun-Times.

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R. Bass June 05, 2012 at 12:40 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.
D. Edward July 09, 2012 at 11:09 AM
I would agree with R. Bass above if his premise is true that there was no evidence other than the accusation. I thought, "Certainly R. Bass must be misinformed!" So I checked the Chicago Sun Times article noted above. All I found by way of evidence reported was: "Assistant state’s attorneys Jessica Colon-Sayre and Anna Rossi pointed to the victim’s testimony as evidence, though, and they said she had no reason to lie." What? That's it? That's alarming. If there was real evidence, certainly it would have been reported in the article or floated by the attorneys, right? As it stands, this is an extremely troubling decision—though not surprising—since I would imagine a jury would tend to believe a young lady's story over a man's. But it is not the jury's job to make decisions based on a gut feeling of who appears more believable to them. We presume innocent until PROVEN guilty. Does anyone know if any reports of legitimate evidence in this case?


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