55 YEAR SENTENCE GIVEN TO CARY MAN GUILTY OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces today that John “Jack” Reed, 35, of Cary, was found guilty Wednesday, November 16, 2011, of multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Assault and Child Pornography.
The defendant was charged with having sexual contact with a female relative over several months. The victim was a minor at the time of the offenses. During the trial, the jury was shown four separate videotaped encounters that contained multiple acts of sexual penetration. Those videotaped images were recovered from the defendant’s laptop computer and were later analyzed by a forensic computer laboratory. Additionally, the jury heard testimony from two other eye-witnesses to sexual acts between the defendant and the victim.
After approximately three hours of deliberations, the jury found the defendant guilty of ten counts of Criminal Sexual Assault and four counts of Child Pornography. The Honorable Judge Joseph Condon sentenced Reed to 55 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. This case was investigated by Sergeant Parsons of the Woodstock Police Department and forensic analysis was conducted by Amy Maskiewicz of the Chicago Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Sharyl Eisenstein and Michael Combs.